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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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Thursday 17th October 2019, 14:25

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Take a look at the Building Trades of Alberta's first issue of "In the Loop," the organization's new quarterly e-magazine that recaps the work of the last three months.

From federal election commentary, to the Indigenous women of Ironworkers Union Local 725 and the $750,000 donated to Fort McMurray in August - it's all inside.

Get in the loop ➡️ bit.ly/33E8QJ2
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Take a look at the Building Trades of Albertas first issue of In the Loop, the organizations new quarterly e-magazine that recaps the work of the last three months.  From federal election commentary, to the Indigenous women of Ironworkers Union Local 725 and the $750,000 donated to Fort McMurray in August - its all inside.  Get in the loop ➡️ https://bit.ly/33E8QJ2

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Or, give the "In the Loop" QR code a scan:

Tuesday 15th October 2019, 13:23

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Building Trades of Alberta extends its sincere condolences to the family and many friends of longtime UFCW Local 401 president, Doug O'Halloran, who passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day. ... See MoreSee Less

Building Trades of Alberta extends its sincere condolences to the family and many friends of longtime UFCW Local 401 president, Doug OHalloran, who passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day.

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My sincere condolences to the family , RIP Don

Tuesday 15th October 2019, 8:44

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As of 12:01 a.m., Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) staff and members of IAMAW Local Lodge 3111 Canadian Union of Labour Representatives are on strike. They've been in negotiations for almost two years and last week, rejected the employer's most recent offer.

Picket line is up in Edmonton at 10212 112 Street.

More info can be found here: bit.ly/35L7Zbs
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As of 12:01 a.m., Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) staff and members of IAMAW Local Lodge 3111 Canadian Union of Labour Representatives are on strike. Theyve been in negotiations for almost two years and last week, rejected the employers most recent offer.  Picket line is up in Edmonton at 10212 112 Street.  More info can be found here: https://bit.ly/35L7Zbs

Friday 11th October 2019, 15:30

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Happy Thanksgiving long weekend from the Building Trades of Alberta. For those on the job this weekend, thanks for all you do. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Thanksgiving long weekend from the Building Trades of Alberta. For those on the job this weekend, thanks for all you do.
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Check BTA's first issue of "In the Loop," the new quarterly that recaps the work of the last 3 months. From the fed election, to the Indigenous women of IW 725 and the $750k donated to #ymm in Aug - it's all inside https://t.co/Wbrlu8qqjF #ableg #abtrades #elxn43

Building Trades of Alberta extends its sincere condolences to the family and many friends of long-time @ufcw401 president, Doug O'Halloran, who passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day.

You've heard promises. You've watched debates. You've talked to your friends. Now, let's get our vote on 🗳 🇨🇦 Advance polls are open across Canada throughout the long weekend. For more info, including where you can vote: https://t.co/V0iA6sMjlv #elxn43 #cdnpoli #ableg

Had a blast reading to grade 5 and 6 students at Princeton school for Read In Week yesterday 🤓📖 This year marks 30 years of read in and BTA was proud to participate and do our part to help instill a love of reading in #yeg students👌#ableg #abed #readinweek2019

Spent yesterday afternoon with @JasonCoppingAB and other groups to give BTA’s input on the development of a new Alberta immigration strategy through Alberta Labour and Immigration. Thanks for having us out #ableg #abtrades

🗣The Building Trades of Alberta Training Society (BTATS) has a job opening for a senior apprenticeship advisor. Interested? Click link for more details: https://t.co/NJdAQYhcHA #abtrades #abapprenticeship #ableg

Over the weekend, more than 2,700 tradeswomen and allies gathered in #Minneapolis at #TWBN2019 - the largest event of its kind in the world! Many Canadians came to network, learn and support fellow tradeswomen. Thank you to all who attended, presented, sponsored, shared!

We're pleased to announce BTA ED Terry Parker has accepted an offer from #abgov to sit as a member of the Skills for Jobs Task Force https://t.co/unSf7jEWhR #ableg #abtrades

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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.