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The New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council coordinates activity and provides resources to 15 affiliated trades unions in the construction industry . It represents 13 Local Building Trades Councils, more than 100 local unions and over 150,000 rank and file members.

Created in 1903, the NJ B&CTC has helped its 15 affiliated building trades unions to make job sites safer, deliver apprenticeship and journey-level training, organize new workers, support legislation that affects working families, and assist in securing improved wages, hours and working conditions through collective bargaining and project labor agreements.

Boilermakers, Bricklayers, Carpenters, Electricians, Elevator Constructors, Finishing Trades (Painters, Glaziers, and Drywall Finishers), Insulators, Iron Workers, Laborers, Operating Engineers, Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons, Pipe Trades (Plumbers and Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, HVAC Service Technicians), Roofers, Sheet Metal Workers, Teamsters

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Organizing Committee
The long-term success of the building trades unions in New Jersey depends upon our ability to increase market share and the most reliable means to do so is through effective and coordinated organizing strategies and campaigns that target non-union workers and contractors. The Organizing Committee was formed in 2003 to expedite the exchange of information between various trades and facilitate broad-based cooperation and coordination on statewide and multiple trade organizing campaigns.  Member List

Training Directors and Apprenticeship Coordinators Committee
The defining difference between union and non-union workers and organziations is the superb apprenticeship and training programs offered by the union building trades to their members. The Training Directors and Apprentice Coordinators is a newly established committee that has been formed for the purpose of sharing information about emerging issues and training disciplines within the apprentice community. This committee will further strengthen the competitive advantage that our union members and contractors currently enjoy and develop a unified union response to government programs that promote careers in the construction industry.  Member List

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Don't Fall For It

Developed by NJ B&CTC and CPWR for an injury prevention campaign, this 11 minute film mixes information about safe ladder selection, set-up, and use with interviews from New Jersey construction workers and their families who've been victimized by falls. The film is useful for training on-the-job or in the classroom, and the DVD contains both English and Spanish versions.
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Four worker fact sheets are also available in English and Spanish.
Click here to download pdf versions of the fact sheets.


A Century of Progress
The history of New Jersey's Building and Construction Trades Council.


100th Annual NJ B&CTC Group Photo - 8 x 24
$25.00 each - photo only
$40.00 each - photo framed under glass
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New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council
77 Brant Avenue, Suite 102 - Clark, NJ 07066
Phone: (732) 499-0100 - Fax: (732) 499-0150