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The Skilled Trades Advantage

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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Thursday 9th July 2020, 16:31

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Wednesday 8th July 2020, 12:20

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Alberta Health Services just announced a full facility outbreak of COVID-19 at Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton. Please see below and stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less

Alberta Health Services just announced a full facility outbreak of COVID-19 at Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton. Please see below and stay safe.

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If it happens within the healthcare system, then we really need to ask ourselves how the untrained can safeguard themselves. The nurses and doctors are professionals that are experts in utilizing PPE.

Tuesday 7th July 2020, 16:49

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Building Trades of Alberta responds to introduction of Bill 32's Division 7.1, Project Agreements. ... See MoreSee Less

Building Trades of Alberta responds to introduction of Bill 32s Division 7.1, Project Agreements.

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This is reaction to Division 7.1 only, which mentions BTA by name and which we needed to address first. It's not reaction to the entire Bill.

My thoughts are that the PC government and Contractors know full well that in Alberta any threat from Non Union the Internationals will step in to secure the work, IPL out in Ft Sask is a typical example , Organizing in Alberta has gone the way of the Dinosaur, Internationals want their Dues and there is sweet dick all the Trade Unions can do about it !!!?

What about the rest of it? You know like the right to work part?

How does it benefit us?

Yeah, cool story and all. What about ALL THE REST OF IT???? OMFG.

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Alberta Health Services just announced a full facility outbreak of COVID-19 at Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton. Please see below and stay safe #abhealth #abtrades #ablabour #ableg

BTA was honoured to take Grand Chief of Treaty 6 & Chief of @EnochCreeNation Billy Morin, Nation Councillors & business leaders from Enoch for social distance tours of @ualocal488 @AltaCarpenters & TradeWinds to Success training centres #skillup #btapathforward #abtrades #ableg

@calver_rob @FNPower we believe in th great work of @BuildingTradeAB @EthanBear074 @BillyMorin helping our future leaders and other inspiring women in the trades. @SaskPower has a role to play also.

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Promoting Responsible Development

Supporting Careers for Apprentices

Training the Next Generation

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.