Our blog section contains press releases issued by LECET Southwest, original writings on projects being built by LIUNA members and their contractors and pieces on the activities of LIUNA and their affiliated offices. We also post articles written by some of our friends. Take a look at the latest.  


355 Skilled Construction Laborers Added to Southern California’s Workforce

355 Skilled Construction Laborers Added to Southern California’s Workforce Construction Craft Laborer Apprentices Earn Journeyperson Status January 13, 2015 AZUSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Southern California’s construction industry has been upgraded, thanks to the Laborers’ Training and Retraining Trust of Southern California (The Laborers’ School). On Saturday, January 10th, 355 men and women earned their Journeyperson credentials after… Read more »


Building Water Reliability

Building Water Reliability KSD Constructs the Carlsbad Desalination Project Construction on the Carlsbad Desalination Project is more than two-thirds complete and is scheduled to be finished in late 2015.  As near as that seems, it has taken many years to get to this point. The project was first proposed in 1998 and challenged by more than… Read more »


An Early Start to the Holiday Season

The holiday season started a little earlier this year for the construction industry.  Voters seemed to be in the spirit of giving during the November elections and offered up a lot of reasons to be optimistic about 2015 and beyond. Throughout the three states in our territory (California, Arizona, New Mexico), billions of dollars in bonds… Read more »


The Laborers’ Union Provides $412,000 In College Scholarships

THE LABORERS’ UNION IN CALIFORNIA PROVIDES $412,000 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS 166 Students Were Awarded Scholarships for 2014 October 1, 2014 Sacramento, CA: The start of college this fall provided a renewed optimism for the sons and daughters of Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) members in California.  166 eligible dependents were awarded partial college… Read more »


Which Way in the Southwest?

Which Way in the Southwest? Which way is construction headed in the Southwest and what can the Laborers do to help? From the valley of 2011, construction employment has been on the rise. In 2013 it was up more than 12% over the lows of 2011 in the three states that LECET Southwest monitors (CA,… Read more »