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The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is making a $58 million financing commitment towards construction of 101 Polk, an $82.8 million multifamily development in San Francisco. The all-union construction is expected to generate approximately 350 union jobs.

  • Balancing Affordability with Growth Focus of Building Trades, Politicians and Activists

As San Francisco’s economy continues to boom, drawing more high-paid workers into the area, the city once again is in an affordable housing crisis that threatens to dislocate middle and working class people.

  • Massive $1.5 Billion Job-Creating Project Finalized

The San Francisco Building & Construction Trades Council recently finalized a Project Labor Agreement with the developers of a massive project planned for Treasure Island.

  • All-Union Project Starts Steel Work

A new hospital in the heart of Chinatown is being built with an all-union crew. General contractor DPR Construction completed a major concrete pour at the end of December, and Herrick Steel is set to begin erecting steel this month for the Chinese Hospital. Demolition of the original hospital building at 835 Jackson Street built in 1924 began in late 2012.

  • Supervisor Answers Questions for Building Trades Readeers

Delegates to the SFBCTC voted to endorse Supervisor David Chiu for Assembly District 17 in the 2014 election. Chiu was part of the young and ‘progressive’ group of Supervisors elected in 2008 that includes Eric Mar, John Avalos and David Campos.

  • Historic Photos and Computer Imaging Will be Used to Overcome Safety Challenges

Demolition of the old Bay Bridge began in November, with crews beginning the process of chipping away concrete and cutting steel on the 77-year-old structure. The demolition will be done roughly in the reverse order of the construction of the bridge.

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