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Building & Construction Trades Department

Legislative Conference

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Washington Hilton & Towers


The Chicago & Cook County Building & Construction Trades Council is a central body labor organization and an affiliate of the Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO.  The Council represents approximately 100,000 working men and women from 24 affiliated organizations in the union construction trades for the Chicago & Cook County area.  The purpose of the Council is to promote harmony and good will among the affiliated trades and organizations in the building and construction industry in Chicago and Cook County, to promote the unionized sector of the construction industry and to endeavor to organize the unorganized sector.  The Council also works as a representative on behalf of its affiliates to enhance the position of organized labor, serving the building trades in particular, and its issues in business, government and education.


The Chicago Building Trades Council meets with its delegates every Tuesday morning at 9:00 A.M at the Cement Masons Local 502 Union Hall located at 739 25th Avenue, Bellwood, Illinois.  You must be a Council delegate to attend.


Bricklayers Local 21 accept applications for their apprentice programs year round Monday - Thursday from 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Chicago Area Painters, Decorators and Drywallers now accepting applications for their apprentice program year round in person. 

Electrical Workers Local 134 now accepting applications for their apprentice program every Wednesday through the end of the year.

Laborers now accepting applications for their apprentice program year round.

Roofers Local 11 are now accepting applications for their apprentice program Monday-Friday 7:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Tuckpointers Local 21 now accepting applications for their apprentice program Monday thru Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Contact these individual apprentice programs for further information. Click on their link under the apprenticeship tab.




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