The Building Trades of Alberta traces its history back to 1906. In that year, the Edmonton Trades and Labour Council applied for and received its charter on August 1, 1906. The charter members were the Lathers Local 205, Plumbers Local 488, Typographers Local 604, Bricklayers Local 1, Painter Local 1016, and Carpenters Local 1325.
From the Edmonton Trades and Labour Council, the Edmonton Building and Construction Trades Council was formed, receiving its charter on July 15 1946. From the Edmonton Building and Construction Trades Council, the Northern Alberta and District of MacKenzie Building and Construction Trades Council was formed and received a charter on March 1st, 1976.
Building Trades of Alberta is allied with Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU). This national organization is an alliance of 14 building and construction unions, representing more than 500,000 skilled building trades workers in Canada. CBTU originated more than 100 years ago.
The Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation was pleased to support the 9th annual Toys for Tots 2019 campaign event held by the Oilsands' Harley Owners Group (HOG) Chapter #9991 as its Turbo Charged Gear sponsor. Toys for Tots distributes [...]
The below appeared as an op-ed in the Edmonton Journal, Jan. 14, 2020 - Frontier could be an economic game-changer - Terry Parker, BTA Executive Director As we move forward into a new decade, the need to balance the economy [...]
Building Trades of Alberta appeals to environment minister to approve Teck’s Frontier oil sands project EDMONTON – Today, the Building Trades of Alberta requested approval of Teck’s Frontier oil sands project north of Fort McKay in a letter sent to [...]
The Building Trades of Alberta welcomes Rob Calver as its new Strategic Engagement and Development Director. Rob comes to us from the Ironworkers Local 725 in Calgary, where he spent 25 years with the hall, eight of them as Local [...]