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AZBTC Announces Support for Arenas or Theme Park Districts Built with Project Labor Agreements (PLAs)

Posted on: Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

The Arizona Building & Construction Trades Council (AZBTC) announced their support of quality construction with good paying jobs and strong labor standards as the Arizona Legislature considers HB 2774. “Project Labor Agreements ensure that all Arizona contractors provide good paying jobs for construction workers to build complex arenas or theme parks on time and on […]

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‘Trades Build Futures’ Program Set to Expand

Posted on: Friday, April 5th, 2024

The Arizona State Building and Construction Trades Council (AZBTC) has been actively involved in reshaping the landscape of Union Labor and the construction industry in the state. From workforce development to policy advocacy, the council’s leadership, representing every Local, has collaborated to enhance resources and influence within the industry. A notable initiative is the “Trades […]

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AZBTC Endorses Ansari for US Congress

Posted on: Monday, April 1st, 2024

PHOENIX (April 1, 2024) – The Arizona Building & Construction Trades Council announced their endorsement of Yassamin Ansari for the U.S. Congressional seat in District Three, a spot to be vacated by fellow Democrat Ruben Gallego, who is now running for Senate. “While serving on the Phoenix City Council, Yassamin Ansari has proven to be […]

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Solomon Galyon Named AZBTC Business Manager

Posted on: Monday, March 25th, 2024

UA Local 469’s Solomon Galyon was recently appointed AZBTC’s Business Manager. The organization’s Training Director since 2022, Solomon leads the Apprenticeship Readiness Programs, which congratulated its first graduates last year. With 17 years immersed in the trade industry and 12 years dedicated to instructing apprentices, he has great understanding of the craft and a passion […]

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Phoenix City Council, Tucson City Council Pass Historic Prevailing Wage Ordinances

Posted on: Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 9, 2024) – Both the Phoenix City Council and Tucson City Council passed prevailing wage ordinances within hours of each other Tuesday, Jan. 9, demonstrating their support for working families in the state’s two largest metro areas. “This is a great day for Phoenix and Tucson working families and sets a positive […]

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Trades Building Futures First Cohort Graduates

Posted on: Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Congratulations to the first cohort to graduate from the Trades Build Futures Apprenticeship Readiness Program coordinated by AZBTC in partnership with Las Artes Arts and Education, Pima County Community and Workforce Development, and SER Jobs for Progress. Students Albert Morales, Armando Arellano, Demitria Wendt, John Fraire, Jose Manuel Hernandez, and Julian Cruz completed the accelerated […]

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AZBTC Launches Pima Apprenticeship Readiness Program

Posted on: Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

AZBTC launched the Trades Building Futures program in Pima County. The apprenticeship readiness program provides an introduction to the construction and building trades. Upon completion, students enter one of the AZBTC-affiliated Registered Apprenticeship programs where they will master skills and gain valuable on-the-job experience in preparation for careers in the building trades. We want to […]

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AZBTC Apprenticeship Readiness Program Awarded $150,000 in Grants

Posted on: Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

AZBTC’s innovative Multi-Craft Core Curriculum apprenticeship readiness program (MC3) was awarded two $75,000 grants from North America’s Building Trades Unions and its TradeFutures program. The first grant was awarded for the Pima County Trades Building Futures program developed in partnership with SER Jobs for Progress, Pima County Workforce Development and Las Artes Youth Program. The […]

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Union Workers Bring Value

Posted on: Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

When I talk with colleagues who are members of building and construction trades councils in union-friendly states, they ask me how we Arizona labor leaders make the argument that hiring union construction workers is a win-win-win for project owners, contractors, and in the case of public projects, taxpayers. I have to confess, it’s a challenge […]

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AZ Building Trades Joe Standley Annual Golf Tournament Is October 27

Posted on: Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

Please join us for 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 27, at the Orange Tree Golf Club in Scottsdale. All proceeds benefit the Labor’s Community Service […]

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