Securing More Work!

Posted June 14, 2024

Brothers and Sisters,

Rich Morales, LU1176 Business Rep and I attended the Community Workforce Agreement (CWA) signing with the Alameda Building Trades for the New Hospital Building Project at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. This agreement will prioritize local hire and ensure the most skilled and trained are put to work on the project and related site improvements. “This project is a huge investment in our community that will include union workers from the ground up,” said BTCA Secretary-Treasurer Andreas Cluver

As part of UCSF Health’s commitment to supporting the local economy, the agreements also set a 30% local hiring goal for both contractors and subcontractors and to employ apprentices from a state-approved Joint Apprenticeship Training Program, and use the Center for Military Recruitment, Assessment and Veterans Employment’s “Helmets to Hardhats” program to provide job training and mentorship for veterans interested in construction careers. It also sets a goal to contract with small, local businesses where possible. “We’re making sure that local residents have access to these jobs, whether they are new to construction or masters in their trade, and have the opportunity to build their careers along with the new hospital building” stated BTCA Secretary-Treasurer Andreas Cluver.

We continue to secure hours for our members!


Tommy Sandoval
LU 3 Business Rep