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December 21, 2014
More About the Northwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council

What is the Northwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council?
The NWIBT is an alliance of 17 craft unions that work together to improve relationships and create harmony among its member organizations. The NWIBT strives to improve the quality of life and job opportunities for over 15,000 members throughout a 8-county area in Northwestern Illinois.

What is the structure?
The NWIBT belongs to the National Building Trades Council based in Washington, D.C. Our Council is one of 317 councils in the United States and one of 21 councils in Illinois. Nationally, the Building Trades represents 3.5 million members, statewide there are over 245,000 members.

Who runs the Building Trades?
The Building Trades is run by a group of individuals representing the 17 craft unions. The officers of the Council are elected positions.

Who pays for it?
The Building Trades is financed through a voluntary check-off from the union members who belong to unions affiliated with the Council.

How can you help me?
The Building Trades offers you, the construction user, one-stop assistance when choosing a contractor for your project in the Northwestern Illinois region. We can help you obtain the expertise needed to complete your project on time and within budget.

Who are you affiliated with?
The NWIBT is affiliated with various organizations in the community including: area Chambers of Commerce; Project First Rate; Economic Development Councils; River District; Rockford Area Local Development Corporation; and the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau - just to name a few.

How are you involved with Labor-Management Relations?
The contractors and unions of Northwestern Illinois enjoy an outstanding cooperative relationship through such labor-management groups as: The Heartland Regional District Council of Carpenters; NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association); SMACNA (Sheet Metal Air Conditioning National Contractors Association) PICRA (Piping Council Rockford Area); and others. The cooperative effort between contractors and the skilled trade unions fosters improvement and cooperation in areas such as productivity, job safety, quality, training, customer satisfaction and countless other important challenges facing the construction industry.


For more information, contact the Northwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council at 815-965-2282(BCTC).


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