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Phoenix City Council to Address Prevailing Wages, Workers Urge Mayor to Support

Posted on: Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Phoenix City Council has an opportunity to demonstrate its support for workers and their families when they consider moving forward on City-wide prevailing wage ordinance on Wednesday, October 6. Vice Mayor Carlos Garcia joined Councilmember Laura Pastor, Councilmember Betty Guardado, and Councilmember Yassamin Ansari in support of the ordinance and had the issue placed on […]

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Arizona’s Workers Are Ready to Build Our Future

Posted on: Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Aaron ButlerPresidentArizona State Building & Construction Trades Council After a challenging 18 months, AZBTC-affiliated unions are seeing the return of steady work for their members, and are projecting continued growth and opportunities for the next decade. International corporations are looking to Arizona to build their distribution warehouses, data centers, manufacturing plants, and mining facilities. AZBTC’s […]

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AZBTC Summer 2021 Newsletter

Posted on: Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

The AZBTC Summer 2021 newsletter includes information about work force development, an instructor profile, and recognition for members who give back to the community.

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Instructor Profile: Don Kronenebitter

Posted on: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Few people know the ups and downs of the elevator business like Arizona native Don Kronenbitter. As an International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 140 member for more than 41 years, he has not only seen a lot of innovations in the industry, but also has helped teach these advancements to new generations of apprentices […]

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AZ Republic Op Ed: Legislation threatens quality jobs, copper we need to power our clean energy future

Posted on: Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

By Aaron ButlerPresidentArizona State Building & Construction Trades Council Making the Biden administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan a reality will require two things: skilled workers and a reliable source for raw materials. Arizona has the potential to supply both…. CLICK ON LINK TO READ MORE

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Giving Workers the Recognition They Deserve

Posted on: Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Aaron ButlerPresidentArizona State Building & Construction Trades Council This time last year, the building and construction trade unions were determining the best ways to keep our members safe and healthy during the start of a global pandemic, while upholding our responsibilities and commitments as an essential workforce. We did what we always do when faced […]

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AZBTC Spring 2021 Newsletter

Posted on: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Our newsletter recognizes skilled workers who are on the job and making a difference.

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Apprentice Profile: Le-Royce Conner-Tavares

Posted on: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Nearly a year into his apprenticeship training, 35-year-old Le-Royce Conner-Tavares couldn’t be happier with his choice for a second career. Conner-Tavares began his apprenticeship with IBEW Local 518 in April 2020 because he wanted to ensure a better life for himself and a secure future for his family. After eight years of traveling around rural […]

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AZBTC Fall 2020 Newsletter

Posted on: Friday, December 4th, 2020

The latest newsletter from AZBTC recognizes our members who strengthen our unions and community through innovation, commitment and charity.

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Learning from 2020 & Looking to 2021

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Aaron ButlerPresidentArizona State Building & Construction Trades Counci Since I became president of AZBTC in January, I have been proud of the ways that our unions have overcome the challenges of being essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the unique challenges of working through a pandemic, union workers have continued to provide on-time and […]

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