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.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that have been imposed for gatherings, we have made the decision to cancel our 2020 annual conference and convention scheduled for the week of September 14, 2020 in Jasper, AB. [...]
EDMONTON – Division 7.1 within Bill 32, Balancing Alberta’s Workplaces Act, tabled today in the Alberta legislature would, upon approval, allow greater competition in the way project collective agreements in the province are negotiated, says the Building Trades of Alberta [...]
EDMONTON, AB - With National Indigenous Peoples' Day approaching June 21, the Building Trades of Alberta is launching phase one of its Path Forward campaign, which aims to instill hope and a sense of belonging among Alberta's Indigenous youth through [...]