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The Land of Second Chances

It is a particularly hot summer day when we met Heather for the first time. However, the heat didn’t damper Heather’s enthusiasm for her job as she showed us around the site. Heather is working as a company safety representative at a water treatment project that is currently under construction. After working in the field… Read more »

Building the Needs of a Modern Economy

Building the Needs of a Modern Economy Sometimes the pictures just don’t do it justice. And when you are talking about witnessing a tilt-up building being erected, it is hard not to be impressed by the speed at which a building of that size can be completed. Tilt-up construction is a method of building that… Read more »

The Road to Quality Service is Never-ending

The Road to Quality Service is Never-ending A passion for training and a high-quality workforce is what drives the Laborers Training School in Azusa, California. It is evident in all the students, instructors and management who are involved with the program. In existence since 1969, the school has continued to grow and evolve through the… Read more »

Northern California Laborers Training

Northern California Laborers Training Looking Toward the Future As the sun rises over the hills of San Ramon at 6:30 a.m., members of Laborers’ Training Center of Northern California are already hard at work. Their job? Ensuring the next generation of Laborers have the skills they need to provide the quality workmanship that is a… Read more »

Seven Things You Need to Know About the Laborers’ Training Programs

Seven Things You Need to Know About the Laborers’ Training Programs Skilled and trained laborers make all the difference on a job site, find out why Who you hire makes all the difference on construction and infrastructure projects. An underprepared workforce can result in errors that cost contractors time and money, or worse in injuries… Read more »

The Laborers’ School Graduates 617 New Journeypersons

Azusa, Calif. – (Business Wire) – The Laborers’ Training and Retraining Trust of Southern California celebrated the graduation of 617 apprentices to journeymen and journeywomen status on Saturday, January 20th. “These new journeypersons should be very proud of themselves. I know it wasn’t easy, but their efforts to graduate from their apprenticeship will pay off… Read more »

$225,000 Awarded for College Scholarships Courtesy of the Northern California Laborers’ Union

$225,000 Awarded for College Scholarships Courtesy of the Northern California Laborers’ Union 75 Students Awarded Scholarships for 2017 PLEASANTON, Calif. (Business Wire)—The Northern California District Council of Laborers (NCDCL) awarded $225,000 in college scholarships via the Northern California Laborers’ Scholarship Foundation. 2017 marks the 26th year for this foundation, and it has awarded 75 students… Read more »

LIUNA helps small business recover after traumatic highway accident

When a typical workday for a small business turns from normal to tragic, having the right support system both emotionally and financially can bring peace of mind. Here’s how PG Cutting Services survived a horrifying accident in January with support from the Laborers’ International Union of North America. A crew of seven were busy cutting… Read more »

Managing a Crisis

Managing a Crisis Syblon Reid, LIUNA Local 185 Show Power of Teamwork on Oroville Dam Emergency Project In the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California’s Butte County, the tallest earthen dam structure in the U.S. – Oroville Dam – soars 770-feet high, offering a birds-eye view of the surrounding area as… Read more »