January 17, 2024
Rene Ray De La Cruz
Unions may soon begin recruiting thousands of workers to construct the high-speed Brightline West rail system between Rancho Cucamonga and Las Vegas.
The Department of Labor recently met with trade unions of Nevada and California to discuss the possible hiring of nearly 11,000 workers to begin building 218 miles of rail by summer.
Nearly 3,000 construction and trade workers are expected to be hired within Southern Nevada, according to Vince Saavedra, the executive secretary-treasurer of the Southern Nevada Building Trades Unions.