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.
Oct. 19, 2020 The Honourable Jason Kenney, MLA Calgary-Lougheed Premier of Alberta 307 Legislature Building 10800 - 97 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2B6 firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Premier Kenney, As you know, the controversial Policy 3, which suggested Alberta become a “Right-To [...]
EDMONTON – On Oct. 1, the Building Trades of Alberta will host a meeting with TransPod, the Canadian company that recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the province to develop a hyperloop system connecting Alberta’s two major cities, to discuss ways [...]
The below ran as an Edmonton Journal op-ed, Sept. 24, 2020 From Volkswagen to bratwurst, Oktoberfest to Einstein, Germany has given the world some pretty great things over the years. There’s no doubt the prosperous republic has been - and [...]
On Labour Day, thank the workers getting us through these trying times Without question, Labour Day 2020 feels much different than it has in the past. But as we look back on the difficult times we’ve all faced the last [...]