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Governor’s Business & Job Recovery Task Force Should Give an Equal Chance to All Qualified Workers

  • May 13, 2020
  • ABC NorCal
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As the California Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery meets to formulate plans to restore and rebuild the state’s economy, it should remember Gov. Gavin Newsom’s official slogan: “California for All.”

The state recognized construction as an essential business and California needs all hands to help rebuild the state as quickly as possible. When it comes to actual building of hospitals, housing, police and fire stations, transportation and government funded building projects, a thumb should not be put on the scale to favor one trained and educated building group over another.

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Capitol Weekly Podcast with Michele Daugherty

  • May 7, 2020
  • ABC NorCal
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As California looks at loosening some restrictions on non-essential businesses, one business has been going about their work as best they can all along: the construction industry.

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Updated COVID-19 shelter-in-place guidelines set to shutdown many Contra Costa County construction projects

  • April 2, 2020
  • ABC NorCal
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Many, if not most construction projects in Contra Costa County will come to a halt because of updated shelter-in-place guidelines about what constitutes an essential business amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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ABC NorCal COVID 19 Safety Video

  • ABC NorCal
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Workforce Development Manager Sergio Cortez discusses safety tips for COVID-19

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Construction industry to hold state-wide safety break

  • March 31, 2020
  • ABC NorCal
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Jobsites across California will pause to discuss safety protocols amidst COVID-19

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Is It Really Worth It?

  • ABC NorCal
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Phil Cowan interview with ABC NorCal President and CEO Michelle Daugherty on 3/30/20.

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Armed, Ready, and Credentialed – 111 Apprentice Graduates

  • March 9, 2020
  • ABC NorCal
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ABC NorCal responds to California’s emergency need for skilled labor   LIVERMORE, Calif., March 9, 2020—They’re official! At a graduation ceremony Friday, March 6, in Livermore, 111 diverse apprentice graduates from all over Northern California became California’s newest skilled and trained workforce. Coming from all walks of life – some fresh out of high school, …

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Sacramento man turns life around with help from workforce program

  • March 6, 2020
  • ABC NorCal
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The Salvation Army’s Construction Training Program is not just job training. It is free career training designed to be the light at the end of a very dark tunnel. It is a tunnel that one man said he is blessed to not have traveled through alone. “Man, is it gonna get …

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School Bond Headed to Defeat After Significant Opposition by Community Builders

  • ABC NorCal
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nate Haderlie, Kabateck Strategies, Nate@KabStrat.com, 916-430-9998   LIVERMORE, Calif., March 5, 2020— Proposition 13, the $15 billion school bond championed by Governor Gavin Newsom may become the first statewide school bond to fail in 26 years. The measure intended to raise funds for new construction and renovations at schools and colleges across California …

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Napa County forgoes union-favored agreement for new jail construction

  • December 23, 2019
  • ABC NorCal
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Napa County will build its new, $128 million jail without a project labor agreement favored by unions.

Union officials said such agreements have a host of benefits for both workers and the builder. But county consultants concluded an agreement could increase the $87 million construction-phase budget by 10 percent to 15 percent, or $9 million to $14 million.

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