Posts Tagged: California

At a Crossroads

Our transportation systems are at a crossroads. With declining revenue because of more fuel efficient vehicles, stagnant gas taxes, and fewer dollars available from state and federal governments, there aren’t enough resources to maintain or build out our local, state and federal transportation networks. And as maintenance is deferred, the costs to repair increase substantially with… Read more »

New Requirements for Design-Build and Lease-Leaseback in CA

The California State Legislature recently enacted legislation to modify the contract procurement methods of certain state and local agencies. SB 785 modified the design-build process for the Department of General Services (DGS) and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) while AB 566 altered how school districts can enter into lease-leaseback agreements. A key provision… Read more »

Restoring Communities, Creating Opportunities

Restoring Communities, Creating Opportunities Pacific States Environmental Contractors and Sukut Construction Cleanup the Communities Destroyed by the Valley & Butte Fires Residents throughout most of California enjoy a Mediterranean style climate which is marked by warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Unfortunately, these dry summers often set the stage for wildfires later in the… Read more »

The Terence J. O’Sullivan Laborers’ Training Center Graduates 272 Journeymen

The Terence J. O’Sullivan Laborers’ Training Center Graduates 272 Journeymen Laborer Apprentices Earn Journeyperson Status February 16, 2016 09:00 AM  SAN RAMON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program of the Laborers’ Training and Retraining Trust Fund for Northern California (Terence J. O’Sullivan Training Center) continues its record of distinction. In 2015, 272 men and women earned… Read more »

The Southern CA Laborers’ Union Provides $182,500 in College Scholarships

The Southern California Laborers’ Union Provides $182,500 in College Scholarships 89 Students Were Awarded Scholarships for 2015 September 22, 2015 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time EL MONTE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Once again, the Southern California District Council of Laborers (SCDCL) is proud to have sponsored the Mike Quevedo, Sr. Scholarship Golf Tournament and Dinner. This scholarship event… Read more »

California’s Pothole Penalty is Too High

California’s Pothole Penalty is Too High by Rocco Davis, LIUNA Vice-President and Regional Manager If California’s roads were people, a share of them would have been buried by now and as many would be drawing Social Security. As our state’s governor noted recently, many of our roads were built in the 1950s. They are deteriorating,… 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 »