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Let's hold contractors accountable

Aug. 17, 2017 - It's about time that California held general contractors accountable when their "subs" cheat their workers out of their hard-earned money. (Read More)

SBCTC Statement on Hate

Aug. 16, 2017 - The State Building and Construction Trades Council of California represents more than 400,000 workers from every race, religion, nationality and gender. We provide our blue-collar work force with the training and skills that are necessary to support their families in the perpetual struggle to stay in the middle class. (Read More)

Don't let crooks take advantage of housing crisis

August 15, 2017 - State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter warned in a recent column about the forces of greed using California's housing crisis as a pretext to attack the prevailing wage. (Read More)

Housing Bills Can't Stomp on Prevailing Wage

July 2017 - At long last, it looks like California lawmakers are getting serious about the state's housing crisis. At the same time, it's crucial that legislators in Sacramento watch out for developers going on the attack against the blue-collar construction workers who are suffering like millions of other less-than-wealthy Californians who are paying more and more every year to put a roof over their heads. (Read More)

Time running out to take tech survey

Aug. 3, 2017 - You've only got one more week - until Aug. 10 - to take part in a survey to assess the health-and-safety impact of new technology in the construction industry. (Read More)

S.F. Chronicle hears from us on prevailing wage

Aug. 2, 2017 - Northern California's largest newspaper ran a Letter to the Editor today from State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter that took to task one of the paper's recent editorials. (Read More)

Building Trades Hit Back on Prevailing Wage

Aug. 1, 2017 - State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter used a recent op-ed column to punch holes in the false narrative that the prevailing wage undermines California's effort to resolve the low-income housing crisis. (Read More)

Construction workers win big on cap-and-trade bill

July 18, 2017 - The State Building and Construction Trades Council and the 400,000 workers that it represents scored an enormous victory Monday when the state Legislature approved two bills to extend California's cap-and-trade program to 2030 and improve air quality. (Read More)

L.A. Times, Sac Bee give ink to SBCTC President

July 17, 2017 - State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter's byline has made the rounds the last couple of days. (Read More)

Hunter supports renewable energy bill

July 14, 2017 - State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter gave a boost this week to the idea that California's electricity future needs more renewable sources like the wind and sun. (Read More)

ACTION NEEDED - Proposed Federal Budget Will Terminate OSHA Harwood Training Grant Program

July 7, 2017 - President Donald Trump's Department of Labor has proposed a $10.5 million budget cut that would score a direct hit on one of the State Building and Construction Trades Council's key job safety programs. (Read More)

Robbie Hunter: Don't mess with prevailing wage

July 6, 2017 - State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter had a column posted today on the Los Angeles Daily News web site that punched back at recent anti-union commentaries that have criticized state and national prevailing wage laws. (Read More)

SBCTC bills nearing the finish line

June 29, 2017 - With the Legislature's summer recess getting closer, the State Building and Construction and Trades Council of California is running strong with nearly a dozen bills that are moving towards enactment. (Read More)

Union calls for single-payer advocates to “tone down” attacks on Rendon

June 28, 2017 - Robbie Hunter, the president of the State Building and Construction Trades Council, which represents over 400,000 construction workers in California, released the following statement today: (Read More)

Thurmond Earns Building Trades Endorsement for State Schools Chief

June 26, 2017 - His focus, his experience, and the quality of his work are three big reasons the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California has decided to endorse Tony Thurmond for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Read More)

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