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The BTA coordinates and promotes the interests of 14 Alberta trade unions whose 60,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance, and fabrication industries in order to secure the best possible working conditions and quality of life for skilled workers and their families. 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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Bargaining Process Update, 3 April 2019

The Alberta economy is hurting and we have all felt the impact. It isn't the best time for our Locals to be negotiating new agreements, however, we are obligated to do so.

Where are we at in the process? Read more

bta.ca/bargaining-process-update-3-april-2019/

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Bargaining Process Update, 3 April 2019  The Alberta economy is hurting and we have all felt the impact. It isnt the best time for our Locals to be negotiating new agreements, however, we are obligated to do so.  Where are we at in the process? Read more  https://bta.ca/bargaining-process-update-3-april-2019/  #BTA

 

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Cost of living is continuing to grow... minimum wage increased in Alberta on October 1st 2018 to $15/hr.... and you clowns are negotiating a package decrease.... give your head a shake... ROLL OVER OUR CURRENT AGREEMENT..... we gave up double time in promise of more work... that DIDN’T happen! What happened to being union proud and standing up for what’s right ??? Now it’s just bend over and take it

Building trades needs to be broken up. Every union votes for there own agreement. All the halls should follow the boiler makers and operators. And no agreement gets passed without a vote from it's members.

“””It isn't the best time for our Locals to be negotiating new agreements, however, we are obligated to do so.””” Yet .. every contractor we go to work for makes more and more profit .. at the end of the day they cut our wages and packages .. because investors and owners gotta make money .. quartely billions in profits.. everyone of em .. the companies the contractors hire .. that hire us .. they get the same money they use to .. they juste gotta make profit so .. cutting our wage makes them more profit .... strength is in numbers .. all unions should stay together.. and sad to say but even the clac and non union guys should be in this battle since they started this race to the bottom .. #boilermaker146 proud !

Any business manager that signs without a ratifying vote from their members aught to be tarred with bitumen and then feathered by their membership. Hold the line, no rollbacks. Cost of living increase at minimum.

Between bta& the internationals it's a tie for 1st place in the sell out race ,

What good have you done for us ?

I see no future working in Alberta building trades, we have lost so much in the last 5 years it makes me sick!! All we hear is how hurting these huge corporations are and all i see is billions in revenue every dam quarter of the year!! Now tell us why we should keep bending over and give more away?? We have and yet the only large project going on in Alberta is non union.. keiwit lands a large job after we take away pay and 2x time..

Sellout Building Trades what a disgrace. Western Canadian Select is $ 54.21 a barrel. Don't believe in the lies. Stand up or fold the Building Trades.

My sources tell me some BAs EST and other members may have to use their health benefits over this.

Wtf has this explained. Absolutely nothing

Unless we have the Right to Strike in the Collective and GPC-NMA Union Tradesman will continue to get the shaft, a race to the bottom without it !!!

Ya they will sign more away.They always do.

We can still strike

Vote no to cuts!

Love it or leave it but for the love of Christ and his kittens, quit your god damned whining. It does no good for anyone.

wow that really cleared things up ffs.

It’s time for all trades to leave this fm greasy fn building trades and fork low suite with the boilermakers 146

"where are we at in the process?" "Things are being said and stuff is happening" Thanks Terry Parker.

They want to break the unions

All this says is shut up and don't listen to the walls.

more private deals

I'm curious to read this Answer...

Didn’t the building trades ask the union halls to sign a non disclosure agreement to not inform their members about the negotiations? Crooked much?

Way to be completely fucking useless BTA. We all know you are going for cuts and members are tired of it.

Funny. Oil companies are making record profits. Yet Albertans who work for them are supposed to take pay cuts? Really? Really? Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this?

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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 14 Alberta 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.