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.  


OAK + BART

OAK + BART Flatiron Builds the Oakland Airport Connector After more than 40 years of discussions, studies, and plans, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) will put a much anticipated missing link of their transportation system into service in the next few months. Uniting BART’s Oakland Coliseum station to the Oakland Airport,… Read more »


Beat the Heat in Summer Construction

Beat the Heat in Summer Construction By the Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America Summer is coming and with it, energy-sapping heat. For construction laborers and others who work outdoors, or who, regardless of the time of year, work in heat-producing environments, heat is not only uncomfortable, but also dangerous. Heat sickens thousands of… Read more »


The Terence J. O’Sullivan Laborers Training Center Graduates 191 Journeymen

The Terence J. O’Sullivan Laborers Training Center Graduates 191 Journeymen Laborer Apprentices Earn Journeyperson Status March 31, 2014  San Ramon, CA: Northern California’s construction industry has been strengthened, thanks to the Laborer Apprenticeship Program of the Laborers Training and Retraining Trust Fund for Northern California (Terence J. O’Sullivan Training Center).  In 2013, 191 men and… Read more »


California’s Transportation Fiscal Crisis

California’s Transportation Fiscal Crisis by Will Kempton, Transportation CA California is once again facing a funding crisis for transportation infrastructure. Over the past few decades, our industry has championed efforts to provide a continuing source of money to support funding for California’s transportation infrastructure. With gas tax revenues declining, and with the looming sunset of… Read more »


THE LABORERS’ SCHOOL ADDS 294 SKILLED JOURNEYPEOPLE TO WORKFORCE

The Laborers’ School Adds 294 Skilled Journeypeople To Workforce Construction Craft Laborer Apprentices Earn Journeyperson Status  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2014 Contact: Chad Wright, (855) 532-3879   Azusa, CA: Southern California’s construction workforce is a little stronger, thanks to the Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship program of the Laborers’ Training and Retraining Trust of Southern California… Read more »