Welcome to Texas State Building and Construction Trades Council


One of the top priorities identified in this state and around the entire country is the growing demand of highly trained and skilled workers in the construction trades. Signatory Contractors are the backbone of our workforce.


Find out more information about prevailing wage, foreign worker visa, Project Labor Agreements, worker misclassification, your local goverment officials and political initiatives of the building trades council.


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Texas Building Trades Members Participate in TWC Apprenticeship Texas Conference - (10/1/2017)

Texas Building Trades members attended and some participated in the TWC Apprenticeship Texas Conference. That was held in San Antonio, Texas at the Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk in San Antonio, September 28-29, 2017.

We like to send out a shout out to the following members/panelist:

Thomas “TJ” Dodd – Business Manager, UAPP 286
Tim Kimbro, owner TSC Mechanical LLC
Danny Prosperie, Training Director, Beaumont Electrical JATC
David Barron, Training Director, Texas Carpenters and Millwrights

We like to also mention the some of our IRON WORKERS and IBEW from RGV were also present at this conference. Great Job members! Way to be involved!

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Welcome to The Texas Building Trades 

Thank you for visiting the web page of the Texas State Building & Construction Trades Council. The unionized construction industry is very unique, and we are proud to be the organization that leads the way when it comes to standing up for what is best for our members...and what is  best for our communities.

Throughout our extremely large and diverse state, it is the members of the Texas Building Trades that create and maintain the infrastructure in the Commercial and Industrial Industries, which includes office buildings, hospitals, universities, schools, libraries, stadiums, bridges, warehouses, power generation facilities, refineries and chemical plants that make our state such a wonderful place to live and do business. It is these same members of the Building Trades that tirelessly give back to their communities by volunteering their time to organizations that make life better for those less fortunate. We go beyond the call of duty to raise the standard of living for people in our communities.

The work of the unionized construction trades speaks for itself. Our apprenticeship training programs are second to none, and no one can compete with the level of skilled craftsmanship that our journeymen bring to the job site.

Please take the time to browse our web site. Here you will be able to link to our affiliated local unions, contractors and government contacts. You will also be able to get information on Prevailing Wages, Helmets to Hard Hats, Safety and Health training, Legislative, Political Actions, H-2B Visas for Foreign Labor Applications and upcoming events being hosted by the State Council and its affiliates.


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