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Photo credit: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Photo credit: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

With ballots from the primary election now in and counted, it’s a good time for a debrief. How did the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council’s endorsed candidates and preferred positions perform, and, overall, how did labor do?

Moose Feed photo
Moose Feed photo

Last month, members of the San Francisco Building Trades and the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council (a.k.a. the NorCal Carpenters Union) gathered with their supporters, friends, and associates for the 61st annual time-honored, food-fueled holiday tradition known as the Moose Feed.

Over 2,500 San Francisco city workers from various unions, including IFPTE Local 21 and SEIU Local 1021, gathered en masse at City Hall on Wednesday, January 17, to collectively send the message to the City’s administration that they expect critical public services for SF residents to remain public.

The long year 2023 is finally wrapping up and heading into the history books.

In keeping with this newspaper’s December tradition, Organized Labor spoke with several key figures from Bay Area building trades locals affiliated with the SF Building and Construction Trades Council.

Assembly Bill 1532, a.k.a. the Office-to-Housing Conversion Act, might be just the thing San Francisco needs to start making a dent in its lack of housing and depressed economic outlook.

In San Francisco‘s Bayview district, a transformative project is on the way that could bring with it a whole new era of urban development and economic revitalization for the City.

On February 18, 2019, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to adopt the Citywide Project Labor Agreement, a historic deal to let the City negotiate a single collective PLA with the building trades covering an array of projects under the jurisdiction of the departments of Public Works and Recreation and Parks.

On Wednesday, November 1, spirits were high among labor leaders in the City. After a tour of the Salesforce Transit Center with acting Labor Secretary Julie Su — and representatives from the State Building Trades of California, the California Labor Federation, and the Transbay Joint Powers Authority — SF Building

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