About the Alliance

The California Alliance for Jobs is a unique labor-management partnership that advocates for responsible investments in public infrastructure projects. Representing over 2,000 heavy construction companies and 80,000 union construction workers, the Alliance focuses on the core of what keeps California’s people and economy moving as the state’s population grows: transportation networks, water systems, and increasing the quality of infrastructure for all Californians.

As a unique partnership between labor and management, the Alliance focuses on the core of what keeps California’s people and economy moving: creating jobs and ensuring that our state builds and maintains the transportation networks, water systems, and commercial and residential building projects that are needed to keep up with a growing population.

The Alliance believes appropriate investments in public infrastructure projects is an investment in the state, an insurance payment on economic prosperity, and a gateway to continued industrial viability. The production and transport of all goods and services depends on a statewide commitment to public infrastructure.

The Alliance is proud of our members and work to provide them with the support they need to build and maintain the infrastructure necessary for modern life.

Michael Quigley

Executive Director

Michael has spent his career navigating politics and advocating for infrastructure and transportation development. He helped pay for college through a variety of construction jobs giving him a unique perspective from the front lines of the industry. Since joining the Alliance in 2008, Michael has helped secure billions of investment dollars towards public works and infrastructure projects. In 2008, the Alliance helped…Read More

Andrew Fields

Deputy Director

Andy has been a political professional for most of his adult life. He worked on his first campaign in 2004 following a stint playing soccer for the University of South Carolina where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communications. After, Andy decided to pursue politics full time and went to Washington, D.C. to simultaneously work for the Business Roundtable and study at Georgetown University, earning his Master’s…Read More

Orville Thomas

Director of Government Affairs

Orville Thomas joined the Alliance after spending the last three years working for Governor Jerry Brown. Most recently, he was the Assistant Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the California Department of Public Health. Prior to that, Orville served as a spokesperson and the social media manager for the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Orville earned a Master of Public Policy Degree from the University of…Read More

Kanisha Golden

Communications Specialist

Kanisha is the wizard behind the computer tweeting, producing videos, writing content and keeping the Alliance’s website up to date. She joined the organization in 2013, bringing several years of experience within the communications field, especially new media and video strategy and production. She’s a Sacramento native with a Government Journalism degree from California State University, Sacramento, with a degree…Read More

Jennifer Galenti

Director of Operations

Jennifer is the glue that holds the Alliance together. She’s responsible for the internal operations of the organizations, provides administrative support to the Executive Director and serves as liaison to the Board of Directors. Prior, Jennifer served as an administrative assistant in the Senate Policy Unit for Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and, before that, was a committee assistant for the Senate…Read More