California Labor Unions

All employees, by law, are entitled to receive compensation for medical bills and lost wages if they become injured or ill at their workplace. Union workers, however, are afforded more rights and have more legal protection and strength as a group. Labor unions historically have been integral to keeping work sites safe, keeping their members well trained in their industry, and ensuring their members who were involved in workplace accidents have the resources they need. California has many labor union options for workers to choose from.

North America’s Building Trades Unions

The North America’s Building Trades Unions encompasses the local State Building and Construction Trades Council of California. Under their support they provide a number of unions for specialized construction workers in California to receive respectable wages and benefits and a steady stream of work. Construction can be a dangerous industry, and their unions provide resources to maintain a safe environment and prevent construction injury.

The local California unions include, but are not limited to:

  • Boilermakers
  • Electrical Workers
  • Brick and Allied Craftworkers
  • Elevator Constructors
  • Operating Engineers.

For local unions, visit:

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 775,000 active and retired members who work in:

  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Telecommunications
  • Broadcasting
  • Manufacturing
  • Railroads
  • Government

The IBEW has numerous local unions in California.

For local unions, visit:

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) represents workers in the U.S and Canada who work in the Finishing Trades as:

  • Industrial and Commercial Painters
  • Drywall Finishers
  • Wallpaper and Tiling Installers
  • Glaziers
  • Glass Workers
  • Floor Installers 

For local unions, visit:

United Steelworkers

United Steelworkers is a national union that protects the rights of their members through legislation, joint agreements, and other reasonable means.

Their members work in a wide variety of fields, including:

  • Chemical
  • Energy And Utilities
  • Metals
  • Mining
  • Rubber And Tires
  • Health Care
  • Education

For more information on United Steelworkers, visit

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California Veteran Resources 

After returning from active duty, American veterans deserve and are entitled to special services to help them acclimate back into normal life, and are eligible for various continued assistance for the duration of their lives. Many veterans were exposed to asbestos while in the military and were consequently diagnosed with asbestos exposure diseases. There are special resources in place for these injured veterans.

California veteran benefits and services offer support and resources for:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Advocacy/assistance
  • Other VA claims

For more information and to take advantage of veteran benefits and services, visit:

California Legal Resources 

Personal Injury Legal Help in California   

If you have been injured by the negligence of another, such as a workplace or construction accident, asbestos exposure, a slip and fall accident or another cause in California, you need the best legal team behind you to help you take action. If you believe you have a personal injury claim in California, The Law Center is here to connect you to the top personal injury law firms in the state. 

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