Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council


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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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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