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We are the Northeastern Washington – Northern Idaho Building & Construction Trades Council (NEWNI BCTC).    We have a lengthy name and an equally sizeable job that we take very seriously.  Please read about our history and mission.  read more
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Boilermakers Local 242
Bricklayers Local 3
Electrical Workers Local 73
Elevator Constructors Local 19
Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local 82
Iron Workers Local 14
Laborers Local 238
Operating Engineers Local 370
Painters & Allied Trades District Council 5
Plasterers & Cement Mason’s Local 72
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
Roofers Local 189
Sheetmetal Workers Local 55
Sprinklerfitters Local 669







President –Mike Foley
Vice President- Tom Tanner


The NEWNI Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is a voluntary coalition of 13 construction-related labor unions in 19 Washington and Idaho counties

Apprenticeship Opportunities
Apprenticeship is an age-old way of learning which has proven successful over the centuries. Apprenticeship can lead us into the future with a highly skilled diverse work force. In apprenticeship, you learn while you are employed. In addition, on-the-job training is supplemented by formal classes each year. Apprenticeship programs vary in length from one to five years according to the complexity of the occupation you select.

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Currently Non-Union?

Created in 1959,
the NEWNI BCTC has helped its 13 affiliated building trades unions to make job sites safer, deliver apprenticeship and journey-level education, organize new workers, secure work, maintain the integrity and viability of the construction industry, support legislation and policies that benefit working families, and assist in securing improved wages, hours and working conditions through collective bargaining. The Council also performs research, outreach, and advocacy for our affiliated locals.


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