Results were mixed for the Building Trades in San Francisco’s municipal election on Nov. 3. While Mayor Ed Lee easily won re-election with the backing of the Building Trades, District 3 Supervisor Julie Christensen failed to win a full term on the Board, losing to former District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin.
Clark Construction Group broke ground on the 43-story office building, Park Tower, in October. The building at Howard and Beale in the Transbay Transit District will have 750,000 square feet of Class A space, 10,000 square feet of retail space, and more than 50,000 square feet of outdoor and open space.
Modernization work at 34 San Francisco Unified School District sites covered by a project labor agreement between the Building Trades and School District is continuing during the 2015-2016 school session and progressing on schedule. San Francisco voters approved a $531 million Facility Bond Measure in November 2011 – the third and final installment of $1.3 billion in bonds to modernize and improve safety in SFUSD facilities.
San Francisco’s planning commission voted on September 17 to approve Forest City Development’s 5M project, located at Mission and Fifth streets. After hearing six and a half hours of public comment, the Commission rejected a motion to continue the approval process to a future meeting on a 4-3 vote, then approved the environmental reviews and zoning changes required to OK the project on a 5-2 vote.
Delegates to the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council voted on the final endorsements for the Nov. 3 municipal election. The Council endorsed candidates for District Attorney, City Attorney and Treasurer, as well as six ballot measures. The SFBCTC had previously endorsed Mayor Ed Lee for re-election and Supervisor Julie Christensen for District 3 Supervisor. Delegates also endorsed Supervisor Scott Wiener for election to the State Senate in 2016.
Modernization work at more than 30 San Francisco Unified School District sites covered by the Project Labor Agreement between the Building Trades and the School District is continuing during the 2015 school session, and progressing on schedule. San Francisco voters approved a $531 million Facility Bond Measure in November 2011 – the third and final installment of $1.3 billion in bonds to modernize and improve safety in SFUSD facilities.
Four hundred members of the San Francisco labor community came out to celebrate Labor Day weekend with an annual breakfast hosted by the San Francisco Labor Council on Friday, Sept. 4.
Delegates to the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council elected Plumbers Local 38 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Treasurer Larry Mazzola Jr. president last month. Mazzola bested Operating Engineers Local 3 District One Representative Charley Lavery in the contested election for the SFBCTC presidency.