New Law Expected to Take Toll on Non-Trade Union Contractors in California


In New Legislation Threatens to Further Erode Market Share of Non-Trade Union Contractors in California, Pillsbury attorneys Chris Rodriguez, Rob James, John Heisse, Andrew Bluth, and Marissa O’Connor discuss two new laws that go into effect in January 2016 that are expected to change the face of various public and private construction projects in California.  According to them, these new laws are part of an ongoing effort by the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California (SBCTC) to force public and private owners to use SBCTC-affiliated contractors for various construction work and to impose  obligations traditionally tied to public works—e.g., prevailing wage  requirements—even on private construction projects.