WE BUILD IOWA. BY PARTNERING WITH OUR AFFILIATED CONTRACTORS, WE PROVIDE PROJECT OWNERS WITH THE MOST DEPENDABLE AND PROFESSIONAL BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE IN IOWA.

The mission of the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council is to improve the health, jobs, safety and economic conditions of the members of its affiliates, and all working men, women, and minors in the construction industry.

As the Iowa affiliate of North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), the Iowa Building Trades has dozens of affiliated unions from 16 different construction craft unions, nine local building trades councils, and numerous affiliated Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (JATCs) that are responsible for training apprentices and providing journeyman upgrade training throughout the state. Working with our affiliates and local councils, we advance the PRIORITIES of the unionized construction industry and build a better quality of life for building trades workers and their families.

Our AFFILIATED UNIONS represent tens of thousands of highly-skilled and highly-trained skilled tradespeople working across Iowa. We are committed to getting the job done, with an inclusive, diverse workforce.

Members of our affiliated local unions train through rigorous apprenticeship programs that prepare them for any project and provide rewarding lifelong CAREERS. For over 100 years, we have been the foundation of the construction industry in Iowa. We take proud in working with our signatory contractors to advance training in our industry and to retain the safest, most skilled and trained workforce available.

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Des Moines, Iowa 50321