638 New LIUNA Journeymembers Enter Southern California’s Construction Industry Another Record Number of Apprentices Graduate in 2019 Azusa, Calif. – The Laborers’ Training and Retraining Trust of Southern California celebrates the advancement of 638 apprentices to LIUNA journeymen and journeywomen status at the 2019 Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, January 18, 2020. “These new journeymen… Read more »
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.
Effective January 2018, AB 1701, codified as Labor Code section 218.7, created general contractor liability for subcontractors’ wage violations on private construction projects. This liability had already existed for general contractors on public works pursuant to Labor Code section 1743(a). The liability created by AB 1701 extends only to any unpaid wage, fringe benefit, or… Read more »
Instructor certification program sets LIUNA Training apart By Bernadette Rivera, Administrator LIUNA Training and Education Fund Teaser: LIUNA Training’s independent accreditation provides Trade Instructors with credential in adult education. When LIUNA Training set out to define excellence in training, the organization knew that validation had to come from an independent, third-party accrediting body. Because workforce… Read more »
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 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 »