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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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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 15:57

Building Trades of Alberta

BTA media release: Expected decision to repeal Keystone XL’s presidential permit will affect thousands of union jobs

“While this move is a significant blow, moving ahead the Building Trades of Alberta will continue to advocate for projects that put unionized people to work in all industries members operate in, including oil and gas, commercial and residential construction, infrastructure, maintenance, green energy and more.”

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BTA media release: Expected decision to repeal Keystone XL’s presidential permit will affect thousands of union jobs 

“While this move is a significant blow, moving ahead the Building Trades of Alberta will continue to advocate for projects that put unionized people to work in all industries members operate in, including oil and gas, commercial and residential construction, infrastructure, maintenance, green energy and more.”

Please see full media release below.

View on web: https://bit.ly/3qGhwu6

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Just saw Biden officially reversed the Presidential order and squashed the project.

How many unionized workers were working on the XL pipeline project?

It is tough to be one sided on this. We have all benefited from the Oilsands in this province, whether you worked up there, or built high rises for their offices. While the environment is important and critical, so are Union jobs.

And the NDP who are celebrating this

You express disappointment with the small amounts of jobs this would make while hiding behind nurses and teachers. The building trades are letting their members be raped by the UCP and the administration are gluing the members lips shut. Cowards Finish Last. Lead, follow or get put of the way.

So glad our international endorsed Biden 🙄

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Monday 18th January 2021, 12:22

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Just build the energy east pipeline and get our product to tidewater

BTA once again showing their asses , Keystone ships Canadian raw bitumen south unrefined at a fraction of the return we would see refined on our own soil from our own resource! We already are getter screwed on the price

Didn’t the UA support Biden?

Except for the NDP part....I don’t recall them doing anything of the sort. Lots of talk tho

Maybe this energy could be better spent trying to convince the UCP to directly invest in domestic refining capabilities instead of raw export

Agreed!

You know, like the NDP was doing for us.

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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.

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