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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reappointed Larry Mazzola to a sixth term on the San Francisco Airport Commission late last month. Mazzola is a long-time labor leader and current president of the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council.

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  • District 10 Rep Talks About Construction Projects, Creating Jobs and Her Labor Union ‘Family’

Malia Cohen was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2010 with the support of the building trades unions. She has worked to keep District 10 neighborhoods affordable, safe, and has improved neighborhood services and supported major projects that deliver jobs and benefit the community.

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Election Day is drawing near. Below are several local ballot measures that you will see in the voting booth on Nov. 4. We’ve given a brief explanation of each and the position of the San Francisco Building & Construction Trades Council. Take a look, and don’t forget to vote!

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  • Sharing a Contractor and Tenant Helps in Coordination

Two new five-story office buildings at 333 and 345 Brannan streets are rising side by side in the South Beach/eastern South of Market neighborhood, with two separate real estate developers sharing a common general contractor and working for the same tenant.

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  • Q&A With Mike Ibarra of MEPT, Emily Johnstone of AFL-CIO HIT

Beyond reasons of personal investment in making sure that you’re comfortable in retirement, pension money also plays a major role in the stimulating of the economy via funds that invest in construction projects throughout the country.

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  • Bond-Funded Projects Covered by Project Labor Agreement

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series looking at modernization and safety improvements at San Francisco Unified School District facilities funded by a 2011 bond measure.

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David Chiu, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, is a longtime friend of the building trades. He has represented District 3 since 2008 and is now running for state Assembly.

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  • Bond-Funded Projects Covered by Project Labor Agreement

Several more projects covered by the Project Labor Agreement between the San Francisco Building Trades and the San Francisco Unified School District are underway in the city this summer. The PLA was adopted last August for projects of $1 million or more funded by the 2011 Facility Bond Measure.

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  • Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Prevention Net Gets the Green Light

The Golden Gate Bridge stands as an iconic, picture-ready architectural structure that remains world renown for many reasons. One stat that is not so tourist-friendly is that it draws no small number of suicide attempts on a fairly regular basis.

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