- Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
full_name= Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
website= [http://www.bctd.org/ www.bctd.org]
head= Mark H. Ayers, president
footnotes= The Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO (BCTD) is a constitutionally mandated department of the
AFL-CIO. It was founded on February 10, 1908, as a way to overcome the jurisdictional conflicts then occurring in the building and construction trade unions. It was largely unsuccessful in this task; conflict ended only after the Taft-Hartley Actlargely outlawed jurisdictional strikes.
The BCTD primarily coordinates the activity of building and construction
trade unionsbelonging to the AFL-CIO by establishing jurisdictional rules, coordinating how work is assigned at construction sites, mediating jurisdictional and work assignment disputes, and coordinating interaction between the AFL-CIO's construction unions and employers.
The BCTD also conducts research into construction workplace health and safety issues. It lobbies the
United States Congressand executive branch agencies (such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) on health, safety, wages (e.g., the Davis-Bacon Act), and other legislative and regulatory issues. The organization also helps its affiliate unions establish, coordinate and uphold minimum educational standards for apprenticeship and journeyman training programs.
*Palladino, Grace. "Skilled Hands, Strong Spirits: A Century of Building Trades History." Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2005. ISBN 0801443202 yea what they said
* [http://www.bctd.org/ BCTD Web site]
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