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.
Sisters, brothers and friends, Well, we did it. We made it to the end of 2020, a year swallowed by a virus that’s upended the status quo and wreaked havoc on everything from our health-care systems to our economies. History [...]
Today, the Building Trades of Alberta, along with business managers from several affiliate locals, met virtually with representatives from Shell and signatory contractor Worley Industrial regarding the future of long-term maintenance work at the Shell Scotford Complex in Fort Saskatchewan. [...]
Nov. 30, 2020 Fort McMurray, AB – Building Trades of Alberta (BTA) proudly contributed $20,000 to Father Mercredi School’s Santas Anonymous campaign last week in an effort to help make this Christmas a little brighter for those within the community. [...]
The below letter was sent to Prime Minister Trudeau, Leader of the Official Opposition Erin O'Toole and Leader of the NDP Jagmeet Singh today from Building Trades of Alberta Executive Director, Terry Parker. Nov. 16, 2020 Office of the Prime [...]