Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Brown’

Oct
2016
4

CA Gov Signs Bill to Increase Women’s Participation in Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

CA Gov Signs Bill to Increase Women's Participation in Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
  When it comes to closing the gender pay gap, California might be as good as it gets in the U.S.. But that doesn’t mean the gap is gone. Governor Brown understands this fight for equality in the workplace is far from over, and recently signed a bill designed to offer women better access to [&hellip…;
Sep
2016
19

CA Gov. Brown Signs SB954 Preventing Lobbyist Misuse of Construction Workers’ Wage Deductions

CA Gov. Brown Signs SB954 Preventing Lobbyist Misuse of Construction Workers' Wage Deductions
  California Governor Jerry Brown (D) has signed a bill to ensure construction workers’ wages aren’t involuntarily deducted and used for anti-labor purposes by unscrupulous contractors. The legislation, SB 954, was authored by State Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and sponsored by the State Building and Construction Trades…
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Jul
2016
28

Gov. Brown, Devoid of Support for Housing Plan, Walks Back Anti-Prevailing Wage Stance

Gov. Brown, Devoid of Support for Housing Plan, Walks Back Anti-Prevailing Wage Stance
  California Governor Jerry Brown has indicated a newfound openness to paying construction workers the prevailing wage under his new plan to streamline housing development across the state. Brown was previously resistant to the idea, but in a press conference last week, director of Housing and Community Development Ben Metcalf made it clear…
Apr
2016
1

Fight for 15 Lands Largest Victory Yet; CA One Step from $15 Minimum Wage by 2022

Fight for 15 Lands Largest Victory Yet; CA One Step from $15 Minimum Wage by 2022
  In California, lawmakers and labor unions have agreed on a plan to gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, the highest state mandate yet. The deal was announced on Monday by Governor Jerry Brown and could be voted on as early as next week. At a press conference announcing the deal, [&hellip…;
Oct
2015
13

Apprenticeship Made Easy: CA Gov Signs Building Trades’ AB509 to Free Up Training Funds

Apprenticeship Made Easy: CA Gov Signs Building Trades' AB509 to Free Up Training Funds
  In California, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 509, the Higher-Ed Workforce Investment Act, into law. The bill was sponsored by Assemblymember Henry Perea and seeks to help grow pre-apprenticeship programs in areas of California where unemployment is high.   The bill specifically exempts pre-apprenticeship and training programs from having…
Jul
2015
24

Brown Signs AB 1308: CA Apprenticeships Strengthened by New Building Trades-backed Bill

Brown Signs AB 1308: CA Apprenticeships Strengthened by New Building Trades-backed Bill
  Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1308, Building Trades-backed legislation which protects successful state-approved apprenticeship programs by reinforcing the “need standard.”  The law is aimed at stopping contractors from establishing phony apprenticeship programs in order to pay lower wages to workers on…
Apr
2015
9

“You’ve Got to Put Something in the Ground”: Future of the CA Building Trades is Brighter than Ever

  As he spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the state’s high-speed rail system, Governor Jerry Brown praised construction workers and their leadership in helping move California’s economy forward.  At the height of the economic recession the State Building and Construction Trades Council (SBCTC) saw unemployment soar to 60 percent…
Aug
2014
6

Massive Court Decision Clears the Way for High-Speed Rail in California

Massive Court Decision Clears the Way for High-Speed Rail in California
  In California, a panel of appellate judges decided that the California High-Speed Rail (HSR) Authority can move forward with the sale of $8.6 billion in bonds to fund its new transportation network. The HSR line will stretch from San Francisco to Los Angeles.   The ruling forces Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kinney to vacate…
Dec
2013
13

After Four Years, Schwarzenegger’s Anti-Union Apprenticeship Council Appointees’ Terms Finally Up

  Gov. Jerry Brown has announced eight appointments to the California Apprenticeship Council (CAC).  The seventeen member board is made up of 14 gubernatorial appointees.  Of these 14 members, six represent management, six represent labor, and two represent the public. The CAC ensures decides on the approval and expansion of apprenticeship…
Oct
2013
16

Protect the Pocket: Prevailing Wages Bolstered in CA as Gov Signs SB7, SB54

Protect the Pocket: Prevailing Wages Bolstered in CA as Gov Signs SB7, SB54
  On Sunday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 7, which allows the state government to withhold funds from charter cities who choose not to pay prevailing wages on public works projects.  The bill also allows funds to be witheld from cities which have allowed a public works project to move forward [&hellip…;
Aug
2013
30

Anti-Union Training Fund Malfeasance to be Reduced in CA Thanks to Newly Signed SB 776

Anti-Union Training Fund Malfeasance to be Reduced in CA Thanks to Newly Signed SB 776
  In California, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 776 into law which protects the wages and fringe benefits of workers throughout the state.  The bill closes loopholes in prevailing wage laws by clarifying the standard of what constitutes a “fringe benefit.”  The goal is to end the practice of anti-union contractors deducting…
Aug
2013
8

Delta Water Tunnel Plan Would Create 177,000 CA Jobs Over 50 Years, Gov. Brown Says

Delta Water Tunnel Plan Would Create 177,000 CA Jobs Over 50 Years, Gov. Brown Says
  A new water plan for California from Gov. Jerry Brown would spur $83.5 billion in new economic activity and create 177,000 construction and Delta restoration-related jobs in the next 50 years according to the governor’s office.  The plan would help modernize California’s water systems by building two massive, 35-mile long tunnels…