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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.
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We’re the “Union” for construction craft unions.  We work together as a team with other labor unions, the business community, governments, non-profits, and education institutions to make our communities healthy and prosperous.  We have worked with these other organizations to pass school levies and bonds, establish local apprenticeship utilization agreements, promote sustainable health care coverage models, and encourage “green” design and construction just to name a few.   
Our affiliated unions represent several thousand construction workers in the Inland Northwest employed in the private sector.  In order for our contractors to succeed in the highly competitive construction industry our members must be highly motivated, highly skilled and highly productive.  We work closely with our contractors to identify and pursue the safest, most cost-effective construction practices.  We know that if our contractors are successful in securing work our members will benefit and so will the local businesses where we spend our hard earned wages.
The members of our affiliates are your family, friends, and neighbors.  We coach the little league teams, worship with you, are Den Mothers and Scout Leaders, volunteer to help those less fortunate, and like you, want the best for our families now and in the future.  We’re invested so heavily in our communities because we know that as our community goes, so go we.

This web site is new and is a work in progress.  Take a look around, kick the tires, and explore the wonderful world of construction craft opportunities.  Let us know what you think.      

Timm Ormsby  

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




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