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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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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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Ironworkers Local 75 Blood Drive Dedicated to Beloved Member

Posted on: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Ironworkers Local 75 saluted a recently deceased and beloved member when the union held the In Memory of John Faber Blood Drive on July 11.  Faber, who had served as a Trustee, Sergeant of Arms and as an instructor for the apprenticeship training, was a dedicated blood donor who encouraged other business managers to donate, too. […]

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IBEW Locals, AFL-CIO & UFCW Donate $40,000 in Goods & Funds to Navajo Nation

Posted on: Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

When IBEW 518 State Organizer Robert Sample learned about the coronavirus-induced struggles on the Navajo Nation, he turned to Local 518 Business Manager Dominic Marcanti to help organize a food drive. Marcanti approached fellow business managers at the Arizona State Association of Electrical Workers (ASAEW), which includes IBEW Locals 518, 640, 570, 1116, 769, 387 […]

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We Build Community

Posted on: Monday, August 31st, 2020

By Aaron Butler PresidentArizona State Building & Construction Trades Council The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the building and construction trades in Arizona. First, I’d like to extend my condolences to the families and friends of our members who have passed away and to our members who have lost loved ones. Your […]

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AZBTC Summer 2020 Newsletter

Posted on: Monday, August 31st, 2020

The Summer 2020 Newsletter is published and features stories about building trades partnering with community organizations to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AZBTC Endorses AZ Primary Candidates

Posted on: Monday, July 27th, 2020

Arizona State Building & Construction Trades Council is endorsing candidates for the August 4 primary election who support labor and are committed to policies that create quality jobs and support working families. Click here to see the complete list of endorsed candidates. The primary election is August 4. If you have a mail-in ballot, please […]

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NABTU May 29 Updates

Posted on: Friday, May 29th, 2020

Below is the May 29 edition of NABTU departments and affiliated organizations’ news and updates. 5.29.20 NABTU Weekly Update Newsletter NABTU CPWR Standards for US Construction Sites COVID-19 5.29.20 Update

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AZBTC Spring 2020 Newsletter

Posted on: Thursday, May 28th, 2020

The Spring 2020 AZBTC Newsletter covers the Council’s response to COVID-19, updates on legislation impacting our industry, and a profile of IW Local 75 apprentice Moises Espinoza.

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Apprentice Profile: Moises Espinoza

Posted on: Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Third-year Ironworker Local 75 Apprentice Moises Espinoza is not intimidated by a challenge. Whether it’s on the job or at the Local 75 apprentice competition, Espinoza has learned that he has what it takes to withstand the mental and physical stress that comes with being a highly skilled ironworker.  “I wanted to do something challenging […]

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