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Spring 2017

Chase Kubossek testing sytems on a massive sevensection high voltage switchgear. 
 
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Winter 2016

David Majano, a member of Ironworkers Local 97, placing bottom steel on the latest Concert project.
 
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Fall 2016

Daniel Marsland, from the Namgis First Nation (Alert Bay) and a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 280, has completed his Level 2 technical training and is helping to build an art gallery in east Vancouver. He maintained an 80%+ average in the course. He said he likes the sheet metal trade because "I can build things and it's more artistic. There's always something new."
 
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Summer 2016

Joanne Munroe, a member of Insulators Local 118, working on the Children's Hospital expansion project.

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Spring 2016

Kelcie Bourassa preparing to install a panel on the highly complex twisting Trump Tower.
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Winter 2015

Janet Erskine, a member of Teamsters Local 213 and working at the LNG expansion project in Delta, loves her new career as a warehouse parts person.
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Fall 2015

 On Oct. 19, these members of the BC Building Trades will be off to the polls to vote in the federal election because Workers' Votes Matter!
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Summer 2015

Terry Alexcee, a Boilermaker apprentice with Boilermakers Lodge 359, learned that welding is one of his strengths.

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Spring 2015

Trevor Dawley, a heavy duty mechanic with the Operating Engineers Local 115, loves working on the new equipment at the John Hart Dam site.

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Winter 2014

Dylan Kress, from Cement Masons Local 919, concrete finishing on a sidewalk project in Vancouver.

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Fall 2014

Cole Notter of Ironworkers Local 97 working 250 feet above the Fraser River, uses a magnesium torch to cut through the 8-foot, 70,000 lb sections of the old Port Mann bridge.

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Summer 2014

Amy Carr, from Insulators Local 118, working in Victoria.

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Spring 2014

Lee Wettlaufer, a new member of LiUNA Local 1611, on the Low Level Road wall-construction crew.

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Winter 2013

Devin Sa, a first year apprentice with UA Local 516, is learning refrigeration operation at the Joint Apprenticeship Refrigeration Training School.

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Fall 2013

At the Surrey Civic Centre, Corey Stang applies caulking to window frames installed by DC38 glaziers in preparation for glass placement.

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Election 2013

(Clockwise) Raj Takhar (Electrical Workers Local 230), Janet Gravelle (District Council 38), Shelton Alphonse (Sheet Metal and Roofers Local 276), Cody Planes (District Council 38), and Greg Gyorfi (Electrical Workers Local 230) met with (centre) NDP Leader Adrian Dix.

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SPRING 2013

Gerald Oldus, from CSWU Local 1611, at the tunnel job that will connect water services between Coquitlam and Surrey.

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Winter 2012

Darcy Christensen works on a fireplace hearth at the Trowel Trades Training Association school in Surrey.

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Fall 2012

Brian Hanson, a Labourers Local 1611 rigger, works on the Sovereign development near Metrotown, slated to be the tallest structure in Burnaby at 45 storeys.

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Summer 2012

Greg Lacroix and Amneet Sekhon, business agents for Teamsters Local 213, help ensure that union owner-operators, like Amrik Liddar, hold onto the work on union construction sites.

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Spring 2012

When the provincial Liberals eliminated the need for tradespeople to be certified, the union and unionized contractors decided they had to look after their own industry.

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Winter 2011

Bricklayers and tilesetters wanted: It’s a challenge keeping up with demand.

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Fall 2011

The 8th wonder of the world? Well, maybe not, but the retractable roof on Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium was a pioneering experience for members of the BC Building Trades Council.

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Summer 2011

Read a first-hand account as the state of Wisconsin and its Tea Party-backed governor rolled out a right-wing corporate agenda — and workers and citizens fought back.

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Spring 2011

Construction unions — battling with CLAC — are concerned they’re being dragged into a race to the bottom.

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Winter 2010

Some of the best and brightest in the trades have been called to work on the new BC Place Stadium retractable roof.

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Fall 2010

Many IBEW members are upgrading their training to get in on the ground floor of new solar energy projects.

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Summer 2010

Members of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers are in a trade that fits well with the growing demand for green construction.

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Spring 2010

Members of the Electrical Workers Local 230, like Brian Leahy, are working on the Uptown construction site in Saanich.

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