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They’re called Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFDs). With a name that sounds like a bureaucratic word salad and a backstory that’s just as deep in the bureaucratic weeds, there’s a lot to unpack with EIFDs. But they can be a powerful tool for cities and builders to better redevelop entire neighborhoods, keep projects moving and put more people to work, so they’re worth knowing about.

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) is finally getting some upgrades that have been years in the making and on the want list for decades.

To cap off 2022, Organized Labor spoke with a number of trades leaders and business agents from among the various SF Building Trades-affiliated locals about what they thought were the top projects of the year.

In December, President Joe Biden signed legislation passed by Congress, and, just like that, the years-long dispute between labor and railway carriers ended.

So, what happened?

Image of the California Sate Assembly chamber in Sacramento
Image of the California Sate Assembly chamber in Sacramento

The Golden State’s building trades enjoyed a number of victories during the recent legislative session, moving laws that will create jobs and better the lives of members across the state.

Image of Unite Here workers on strike
Image of Unite Here workers on strike

Local labor has been flexing its muscle in a big way lately, winning a number of strikes and getting some much-needed legislation passed in Sacramento. Here are some highlights.

On Saturday, September 24, a fast-moving fire broke out at the historic and cherished Double Play Bar and Grill at 16th and Bryant streets on the eastern edge of the Mission District.

A proposed five-story self-storage facility and event space in the Bayview looks to be more than just another soulless redevelopment project with no concern for those around it. Uniquely, it aims to be a community outlet.

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