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Southern California Report

Opportunities & Updates for UCON’s Southern California Contractors

Meet Clay O'Neal, UCON's Regional VP - Southern California, and learn more about our bargaining and advocacy efforts, educational programs, and networking events. Read more...


Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2022

UCON's monthly wrap-up covers important news, resources, and opportunities for members. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions or for support. We are here for you and your team. Read our July update here...

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URGE Owner Agencies to Provide Financial Relief to Contractors for Extraordinary Material Cost Escalations.

Construction materials cost escalations is the number one issue facing our industry. UCON members have seen prices rise by as much as 50% in the last six months, with prices only continuing to increase. This is not sustainable for contractors who operate in a low-bid and fixed-price contract environment. It is especially risky for small businesses and DBE firms who cannot withstand working for low or no profit margins.

Newsom Signs UCON 5% Retention Cap Bill

Yesterday, Governor Newsom announced that he has signed UCON's “5% Retention Cap Bill,” AB 2173 by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach). 

Tony Tavares Appointed Caltrans Director

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of Tony Tavares as Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), where he currently serves as District 7 Director.

United We Stand

UCON Up Front: February 2022, by Joe Sostaric, the Conco Companies, UCON President

I’m writing this article as one of my first acts since being elected as the new President of UCON. First, let me say to all that I am deeply honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead this great organization.

The UCON PAC is Our Power

UCON Upfront: October 2021, by Kurt Kniffin, Stacy and Witbeck Inc., UCON 2021 President

The UCON PAC is the one vehicle available to support candidates that support our industry.


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Karen Silva, Navajo Pipelines, Inc.

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Karissa Fox, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

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Trony Fuller, Vulcan Materials Co., Western Division