The built project was funded by the California’s Tobacco Tax Fund (Proposition 99) from 1999-2007, and in that time, developed numerous resources about cessation and prevention of tobacco use by construction and blue collar workers.  Many of these materials are still available in hard copy through the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC):  (search for “union”).

We are pleased to have received funding from Pfizer to update the website and select materials.  Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

A Labor-Management Guide




A Labor-Management Guide

Smoke-free construction sites, even outdoors, are becoming commonplace. Many times the project is required to be smoke free due to the nature of the building i.e. schools and hospitals. Other times there is a concern about fire danger. Also more employers are trying to eliminate the lost productivity of "smoke breaks."

Why are these smoke-free policies good for unions, their members and Taft-Hartley Health and Welfare Funds?

What are the problems that can be created by such policies?

How can labor and management work together to create smoke-free policies that are positive and effective?

This short handbook walks both labor and management representatives through the steps to a healthy, productive worksite. It provides model language, signs and resources.