Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council


Instructor Profile: Thom Morrison

Posted on: Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

An active member of SMART Local 359 for 33 years, Thom Morrison is excited about his new role as a BIM (Building Information Modeling) instructor at the JATC. He says even though as a product, sheet metal itself hasn’t changed much over the years, everything from the way it’s drafted in building plans to the […]

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AZBTC Endorses Candidates for the November 8th General Election

Posted on: Thursday, October 13th, 2022

AZBTC Proudly Endorses Federal, State, Municipal & School Board Candidates for the General Election November 8th, 2022 FEDERAL Mark Kelly U.S. Senate Jevin Hodge Congressional District No. 1 Tom O’Halleran Congressional District No. 2 Ruben Gallego Congressional District No. 3 Greg Stanton Congressional District No. 4 Kirsten Engel Congressional District No. 6 STATE-WIDE Katie Hobbs […]

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AZBTC Joe Standley Annual Golf Tournament October 21

Posted on: Monday, August 22nd, 2022

The AZBTC golf tournament is back and has been renamed the AZ Building Trades Joe Standley Annual Golf Tournament. Joe was a friend and mentor to so many in the building trades and we are proud to honor his memory. The tournament is Friday, October 21, at the Orange Tree Golf Club in Scottsdale. All […]

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AZBTC Endorses Candidates for the AZ Primary August 2

Posted on: Monday, July 11th, 2022

Federal Candidates Mark Kelly, U.S. Senate Jevin Hodge, U.S. Congress CD 1 Tom O’Halleran, U.S. Congress CD 2 Ruben Gallego, U.S. Congress CD 3 Greg Stanton, U.S. Congress CD 4 Daniel Hernandez, U.S. Congress CD No. 6 Arizona State-wide Candidates Kris Mayes, Arizona State Attorney General Martin Quezada, Arizona State Treasurer Lauren Kuby, Arizona Corporation […]

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Apprentice Profile: Matthew McMahon

Posted on: Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Career changes can be terrifying, especially after being in the same industry for 20 years. Matthew McMahon, a fourth-year apprentice at Phoenix Electrical JATC’s Inside Wireman Apprenticeship program at IBEW 640, took a leap of faith that not only made a positive impact on his career, but also for his family. When Matthew was switching […]

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Statement on OSHA Proposal to Revoke Arizona’s Authority to Enforce Regulations

Posted on: Thursday, May 19th, 2022

The Department of Labor Occupational Safety Administration (OSHA) has announced a proposal to revoke Arizona’s occupational health and safety plan, and bring the state under federal standards. OSHA says the state’s own standards have fallen short of federal requirements. “Safety is the top priority for Arizona State Building and Construction Trades Council members,” said Aaron […]

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We’re Training the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

Posted on: Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

By Aaron ButlerPresident, Arizona State Building & Construction Trades Council Almost every conversation I have with my fellow union business managers in Arizona includes a discussion about the need for more skilled workers. Many of our signatory contractors are securing work on major projects ranging from medical facilities to manufacturing plants. In addition, federal, state […]

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AZBTC Winter 2022 Newsletter

Posted on: Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Check out the latest edition of the AZBTC Newsletter: President Biden’s executive order on PLAs, SMART Local 359 apprentice profile, Ironworkers 75 job site photos, unions give back to the community.

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Apprentice Profile: Brian Albo

Posted on: Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

Brian Albo always loved math, and when he graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona, he thought he’d be able to build a career where he could apply his math skills. He quickly realized that wasn’t the case. Brian spent a few years working in the corporate world but didn’t find […]

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Arizona’s Workers Share Commitment to Our Community

Posted on: Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

Aaron ButlerPresidentArizona State Building & Construction Trades Council While we never could have predicted the challenges our building and construction trades affiliates would have to overcome over the last 20 months, what we could have predicted was that we would find ways to adapt and adjust, turn adversities into opportunities, and emerge stronger and better […]

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