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.


Click here to access our local councils within Texas which includes information on the Central Texas, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston/Gulf Coast, Sabine, San Antonio, South Texas, and West Texas Building Trades.

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The Apprenticeship Readiness Programs (ARP) of NABTU offer interested candidates the opportunity to gain the necessary and fundamental education and knowledge that will enable them to better succeed in a formal construction craft apprenticeship program.  From plumbers, to electricians, to ironworkers, elevator constructors, painters, bricklayers and more, career choices in the skilled trades are vast, diverse and plenty. ARP gives you the chance to “try on” union crafts and the construction industry before selecting a specific career trade. With a particular and specific emphasis being placed upon a broader outreach to women, people of color and transitioning military veterans, pre-apprenticeship training programs aim to expand the diversity of the U.S. construction industry, while simultaneously informing and empowering candidates in their apprenticeship decision-making process.

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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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