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About Us

MISSION STATEMENT:

Since 1941, the Texas State Building & Construction Trades Council has provided support and information to its affiliated members relating to prevailing wages, legislative issues, trade licensing, and the enforcement of current laws affecting the construction industry and current events that affects the Organized Trades in our State.

We strive to strengthen the Organized Construction Industry in the State by:
  • Lobbying and educating elected officials and the public on issues related to prevailing wages, apprenticeship, health insurance, pensions, workers compensation, and health and safety for all workers in Texas.
  • Promoting workers to join unions through organizing to enjoy the benefits of union representation through Collective Bargaining.

OUR ORGANIZATION:

The Texas State Building & Construction Trades Council is made up of more than 50 local unions from 15 International Building Trades Unions.  To find out more about each local union affiliate as well as our State Associations and our local Building Trades Councils, visit the Affiliates page.

Our local unions come from the following Internationals:

Want to know more about what our members locals do?  Click on the links below to learn more about each skill.  The jurisdiction for the skill will vary by trade.
Boilermakers
Brickmasons & Blockmasons
Carpenters
Carpet Installers
Cement Masons & Concrete Finishers
Construction Carpenters 
Construction Laborers 
Drywall & Ceiling Tile Installers 
Electricians 
Elevator Installers & Repairers
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, & Hard Tiles
Floor Sanders & Finishers
Glaziers 
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, & Wall 
Insulation Workers, Mechanical
Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators 
Painters, Construction & Maintenance 
Paperhangers
Pile-Driver Operators
Pipe Fitters & Steamfitters 
Pipelayers 
Plasterers & Stucco Masons
Plumbers
Reinforcing Iron & Rebar Workers
Roofers
Rough Carpenters 
Sheet Metal Workers 
Stonemasons
Structural Iron & Steel Workers
Tapers
Terrazzo Workers & Finishers
Tile & Marble Setters 

 

 




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