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2015 BTA Conference Highlights

This year's conference, themed "Investing to Secure Our Future" was a huge success, thanks to everyone involved. Copies of presentations and materials are available here.

NWR Sturgeon Refinery Project Website Now Live

The website supporting the North West Refinery in Redwater is live as of August 11 and includes a site for workers of as well as one for the NWR Partnership.

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November 16, 2015
Hello, everyone! Today's blog is actually from our sister Delanee Daviau, who responded to our request to send us a story about the work that she does and why she loves it. We'd love to hear from more members, so if you have a story to share, please...
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November 2, 2015
Hello again! How was your Halloween? Did you get the chance to hand out candy and treats to lots of scary little monsters? Or maybe you went out and had grown up fun at a friend’s house party or even hit a party at a local establishment? Maybe you h...
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Congratulations to today’s raffle winner at North West Redwater Ben C. (ticket #33827). He took home $8,323!
Attention Elevator Constructors! Do you have a story to share? Maybe something funny happened at work. Maybe something excellent took place. Connect with me here or at and let’s get your story out there. The BTA wants to share your stories on the website and build a closer Building Trades community. You don’t have to write the whole story – I can help. Contact me!
Do you know when the first recorded strike was? I’ll give you a hint: it took place in Egypt while Pharaoh Ramses III ruled. Artisans who were tasked with building the necropolis (burial chambers) were paid in food rations, but the rations often were incomplete or late. Corruption in the ruling class was generally regarded as the cause of the food shortage (some things never change, huh?). Ammenakht, one of the artisans complained to government officials, but to no avail. When things did not improve, the workers laid down their tools and walked off the job. Supervisors had no idea where the workers went – they had never seen a strike before! The striking workers marched on the government, demanding their pay. They were paid the next day and they returned to work. The year? 1170 BCE – 3185 years ago!
Question of the Week - it's about how you holiday! How do you holiday? DO you holiday? Let us know at
The new blog is up, and it's from sister Delanee Daviau, sharing how she became a Welder and what that means to her.
Letter from Teamsters Local 987 re: rally Monday. Uber drivers should follow the same laws as other pro drivers.
Rally @ Alberta Legislature, noon Monday to raise awareness about the need for proper insurance, safety and training for Uber drivers.
Helmets to Hardhats promo video Oct 2015
Building Trades of Alberta - Stand Up for Safety
Canadian Building Trades Monument Public Art Competition



The Building Trades of Alberta is about PEOPLE, PARTNERSHIPS and COMMUNITY. We coordinate and promote the interests of 16 Alberta trade unions whose 75,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance and fabrication industries. We provide solutions to meet the challenges of an ever-changing industry in an energy conscious world.

  • We work on Industrial, commercial, and institutional construction projects – as well as on maintenance projects – throughout Alberta.
  • We partner with contractors and employers to deliver projects on budget and on schedule.
  • We provide the most reliable, productive, and safest building trades workforce available.
  • We believe in investing in our people. We are the largest supporters of apprenticeship and training for building trades workers in the private sector. Our union training facilities and programs set the standard in the construction industry.
  • We believe in investing in Alberta and in our communities. Through the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation, our members have donated over $6 million to worthwhile charities throughout Alberta.

Who are the Building Trades of Alberta members? We are your friends, your neighbours, and the volunteers that make our Alberta communities better places to live.