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Links of Interest to Construction Professionals

Built by Pros

The Building Pros of Eastern Iowa
Living here!
Working Here!
Building Here!

We are the thousands of women and men who work for the signatory contractors, suppliers and skilled trade building industry unions in our region. We put our skills and training to work daily. We live here. We are building our economy and supporting our communities.

Building and Trades Council

The Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, (BCTD) provides essential coordination and support ... affiliated national and international unions ....


AFL-CIO blog - read all the up-to-date labor news.

United States Department of Labor

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Construction and Extraction Occcupations


TACU—The Voice for Union Construction

In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, as 'right-to-work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining... We demand this fraud be stopped."— Martin Luther King, Jr. Speaking on right-to-work laws in 1961. 
Read AFL-CIO's position on the Right-to-Work Law.

Union Plus is brought to you by Union Privilege, established by the AFL-CIO to provide consumer benefits to members and retirees of participating labor unions.  Discounts available to UNION workers.
Don't be fooled by "scam" sites such as union friendly - read about the scams here but don't patronize them.

Union News


News about Unions - Union Smart and Union Directory; includes links to the organization's blog.


Union Label

Say and shop - UNION YES!

Site includes a search box for searching for Union Made Products in 23 categories. Search may also be conducted by keyword.


Union Shop

Union-made-in-the-USA union pride gear—from jackets and caps to signs and stickers—are available online from the AFL-CIO and affiliate unions. Check it out!

Making it Easy to Buy Union

Making it easy to buy union - a site sponsored by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO; this site allows one to search for nationwide listings in the over 3,000 union listings, including hundreds of favorite products,  as well as dozens of local hotels, printers, hospitals, recreation venues and listings from more union and union-friendly companies.

BCTD: News

Visit the newsroom at the BCTD
: Building Construction Trade News on Union Construction Industry


The American Labor Movement has consistently demonstrated its devotion to the public interest. It is, and has been, good for all America." ~ John F. Kennedy

Contact information for the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Building Trades Council may be found on the CRICBT Council's contact page.
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