Posts Tagged: California

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 »

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 »