Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council


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 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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Instructor Profile: Collin Michael

Posted on: Monday, July 31st, 2023

One day while out riding in the California desert with friends more than 20 years ago, Collin Michael’s life changed forever when he met a gentleman who owned his own sprinkler fitter company. Collin’s father was a firefighter, so Collin was aware of the importance of sprinklers, but found a new appreciation for sprinkler fitting […]

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Instructor Profile: Gary Bain

Posted on: Monday, March 20th, 2023

Being a boilermaker for 32 years is no small accomplishment. Gary Bain has dedicated the greater part of his adult life to working on power plants, and is now teaching the future generations of Boilermakers as an instructor. Before Bain was an instructor, like many other 24-year-olds, he found himself not knowing what he wanted […]

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Apprentice Profile: Zeidy Carbajal

Posted on: Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Zeidy Carbajal is determined, hardworking and not willing to let excuses hold her back from reaching her full potential. Carbajal is no stranger to construction job site debates about whether it’s worth going through an apprenticeship program. For Carbajal, learning on the job wasn’t teaching her the skills she needed to further her career, so […]

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Our Union Family

Posted on: Thursday, January 5th, 2023

By Aaron Butler, President, AZBTC Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council affiliate unions have enjoyed a good year. Nationwide, unions are seeing a resurgence in popularity. According to a recent Gallop poll, 68% of Americans support labor unions. This is contributing to our growing numbers here in Arizona. Our affiliate union Business Managers and Business […]

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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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