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The BTA coordinates and promotes the interests of 18 Alberta local skilled trades unions, whose more than 60,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance, and fabrication industries.

The BTA:

  • promotes a safe industry
  • works to influence legislation, regulation, and government sentiment toward organized labour,
  • creates and participates in alliances and partnerships with owners and contractors,
  • participates in boards, associations, committees and other industry groups,
  • develops programs that support under-represented groups in the trades, and
  • develops programs that highlight the value of unionized labour in order to help create more work opportunities for our members.

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Monday 25th May 2020, 16:00

Building Trades of Alberta

A proper shout out to Alberta's health-care workers from Edmonton-born actor Michael J. Fox.

We feel the same, you have all been truly incredible. Thank you.
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Thursday 21st May 2020, 11:41

Building Trades of Alberta

The Teamsters 362 rig is heading north to Fort McMurray today and tomorrow to deliver more goods to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association to help with flood relief, including almost 64,000 pounds of water donated by:

- Building Trades of Alberta
- Teamsters Canada
- Teamsters Local 362
- Teamsters Local 987
- UNITE HERE! Local 47
- IBEW Local 424 Union
- United Association Local 488
- Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters & Allied Workers
- International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 122

We're proud to give back to the communities we live and work in, especially in times of need 🤜🏽 🤛🏼
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The Teamsters 362 rig is heading north to Fort McMurray today and tomorrow to deliver more goods to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association to help with flood relief, including almost 64,000 pounds of water donated by:  - Building Trades of Alberta
- Teamsters Canada
- Teamsters Local 362
- Teamsters Local 987
- UNITE HERE! Local 47
- IBEW Local 424 Union
- United Association Local 488
- Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters & Allied Workers 
- International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 122  Were proud to give back to the communities we live and work in, especially in times of need 🤜🏽 🤛🏼

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Carpenters Local 2103 just threw in another 4,400 lbs of water. So, make that 68,200 total pounds now for The Mac.

Woot, woot! Go 424! Woot, woot!

I want to drive that truck

Saw it heading heading south on 63 as I was heading north to Fort Mac. Nice truck! Thank you!

Thank you!

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Tuesday 19th May 2020, 10:18

Building Trades of Alberta

BREAKING: A suspect in the vandalism case against United Association Local 488 and Building Trades of Alberta has been identified following a tip received by both parties and given to police last week.

In January, an individual attacked a memorial honouring fallen workers at UA Local 488 and smashed close to 30 glass doors and windows at the hall. He also smashed out a front door window at BTA, causing tens of thousands of dollars in total damage to both offices.
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Will there be a name given after charges are formally laid?

I'm glad they identified a suspect, now hopefully they can make an arrest too.

Is this suspect a member or former member?

Sunday 17th May 2020, 9:21

Building Trades of Alberta

Some great news for your long weekend. NWR Sturgeon Refinery is now fully operational, producing low carbon diesel from bitumen since making the switch from synthetic crude to bitumen feedstock back in April.

It’s been quite the journey to get to this point, and one the Building Trades of Alberta is proud to be part of.

Check out this great thank you from NWR CEO and friend, Ian MacGregor.
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We appreciate the millions of work hours from dedicated and skilled BTA members. It wasn’t easy, but it was made possible because of the people who believe in our mission.

Now for train 2!

Congrats on getting there no matter what it took.

A true Alberta visionary. Too bad we don’t have real leaders like Ian running our provincial government. Instead we are stuck with fools with no clue.

Such good news. Hugs

Your welcome

So In the end who’s fault is it that it took this long to be fully operational and billions over budget

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The @teamsters362 rig is heading north to #ymm today & tomorrow to deliver more goods to @WBFoodBank to help with #ymmflood relief, including almost 64,000 lbs of H20. We’re proud to give back to the communities we live & work in, especially in times of need #abtrades #ableg

BTA southern affiliates to give $5k for #ymmflood relief
“#YMM has provided BTA members in southern Alberta with good-paying jobs for years. For many of us, the area is a second home and we want to help out wherever we can to get the community back on its feet.” #abtrades #ableg

BTA media release: COVID-19 outbreak at Kearl Lake the exception, not the rule - “The vast majority of oilsands camp operations in Alberta have remained safe worksites thanks to effective new procedures used to fight the spread of #COVID19AB within facilities.” #ableg #abtrades

Way to go! @opcmiaintl Local 222 donated $1,500 to @WBFoodBank to help with #ymmflood relief efforts. To date, BTA and its affiliates have given thousands of pounds of goods and more than $20,000 to help the community through this latest disaster ✊🏼 #ymm #abtrades #ableg

How you do media in 2020. BTA ED Terry Parker had a social distance chat with @cbcedmonton this morning about how Alberta’s current economic climate has affected skilled-trades workers on the front lines. Keep an eye out for it. Stay safe #abtrades #ablabour #ableg

Thx for the shout out @TEPFoundationAB - The work done by the Trades Careers Program to get students exited about rewarding careers in the skilled trades is👌We’re proud to be partners with TEPF. And yes, Rob’s great 😎 #abtrades #ablabour #ableg

ICYMI - Letter to the editor from Building Trades of Alberta Executive Director Terry Parker in Wednesday’s @edmontonjournal #abtrades #ableg #ablabour

Happy Mother's Day to all the hardworking moms out there. We're proud to have many of you in the building trades and to call you sisters. Thanks for all you do🌹

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Get to Know the BTA

The Building Trades of Alberta is about PEOPLE, PARTNERSHIPS and COMMUNITY. We coordinate and promote the interests of 18 Alberta local trade unions whose 60,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance and fabrication industries. We 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 $7.6 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.