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.
ABC’s Top Performers is a list of contractor members that achieved ABC STEP Gold status or higher (based on 2017 safety data) and earned ABC’s AQC credential in 2018. ABC member companies are ranked 1 to 150 based on work hours reported on their 2018 STEP applications.
Adrian Rios is a self-described “regular guy” who loves his job as a heavy equipment mechanic and welder for McCullough Construction, Inc. in Arcata, California. Maybe so, if “regular” means being incredibly hardworking, creative, and multi-skilled in welding, carpentry and machinery.
Local companies eager to return to Paradise to provide training and work to their community LIVERMORE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2018 — Yesterday, the Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal) attended a construction summit convened by the Butte County Office of Education and Assemblyman James Gallagher to discuss rebuilding efforts following the Camp Fire. …
The Budget and Finance Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisor will vote Thursday, November 29, on a measure that would effectively shut out many non-local workers from having their firms bid on construction work. If passed, it will come before the full board next week. In a 588-word editorial available for free media use …
Students from Del Valle High School in Livermore, CA will visit the Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal) training facility, tomorrow, November 15, to get an overview of life as an apprentice. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, students will be trained by ABC NorCal instructors and be encouraged to look at alternative options for education outside of college to put them on a path for a career in the trades.
Why would the Sacramento City Council even consider diluting already thin city revenues further by adopting an arcane hiring practice meant to benefit only one group over the greater good of the citizens it’s supposed to represent?
The association representing 500 large and small construction companies throughout Northern California today applauded last Tuesday’s removal of Senate Bill 825 from further voting.
Senate Bill 825 would require the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to sign a 10-year community workforce agreement (Project Labor Agreement) for all construction of $500,000 or more. PLAs discourage 82 percent of the entire construction workforce from competing on projects.