On Wednesday, May 20, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited UA Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters’ Larry Mazzola Sr. Union Hall. She was there to thank the labor organizations of California and of San Francisco, in particular, for granting her their endorsement in her bid for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives in the upcoming November election.
Following a year when housing issues took center stage in California’s legislative quarrels, politically active building trades members can expect to have an even busier 2022 as new housing bills emerge alongside proposals that deal with energy and employment training.
Despite growing demands from labor and recommendations resulting from both an audit by the San Francisco Budget and Legislative Analyst and a civil grand jury, there has been no movement to revive one of the City’s key workforce committees.
The global pandemic resulted in a major shift in consumer behavior, with a huge jump in the ordering of goods online during the past two years. This sent shockwaves through a global supply chain network already running on thin margins.
Launched in 2020, the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust’s $1 billion initiative to spark economic recovery in the Bay Area is on track to meet its job and housing creation goals by 2025.
On February 15, IBEW Local 6 Business Representative Jose Fuentes Almanza made local history when he was appointed to the San Francisco Airport Commission by Mayor London Breed — Almanza is the first LatinX person to hold a seat on the commission in its 52-year history.
San Francisco’s political battles tend to be fierce, and Matt Haney’s run has been no exception. Haney, who currently serves as the City’s District 6 Supervisor, has his sights set on the District 17 seat representing the City’s eastern side in the California State Assembly.