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Mission, Vision, Values

The mission of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California is to “improve the health, jobs, safety and economic conditions of the members of its affiliates, and all working men, women, and minors in the construction industry,” and the council has taken that mission to heart since its founding in 1901.

As the California affiliate of North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), the California Building Trades has 157 affiliated unions from 14 different construction craft unions, 22 local building trades councils, and about 125 affiliated Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (JATCs) that are responsible for training apprentices and providing journeyman upgrade training throughout the state.

Working with our affiliates and local councils, we look for every angle to build a better quality of life for Building Trades workers and their families—at the ballot box, in the Legislature, city halls, the courts, and wherever else our fight for our rights, our voice, our jobs, our wages and benefits, and our safe working conditions takes us.


From our 100th Anniversary Journal in 2001 entitled Building a New Century:

“The California Building and Construction Trades Unions have a long and illustrious history of coming to the people’s aid when a crisis faces the state and nation.

When the earthquake of 1906 devastated San Francisco, destroying 280,000 structures, the construction unions virtually rebuilt the city from the ground up.

When World War II challenged the free world everywhere, 250,000 union members worked around the clock in California building ships, planes, tanks and every conceivable material needed for war. The “Rosie the Riveters” were a major part of this effort.

When the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked the Bay Area, and the Northridge earthquake struck Southern California a few years later, Building and Construction Trade union members were at the wreckage immediately, pulling survivors from the destroyed highways and rebuilding the structures.

It was union construction workers who answered the call after the September 11 tragedy, working side by side with firefighters, police and rescue workers.”

Since we wrote that history in 2001, our members have been there for the horrific fires and floods that seem to ravage California on an annual basis, helping with rescue, recovery, and rebuilding.

And more, our members are building California every day — from our airports, our roads and bridges, our schools and civic buildings, and much more. The State Building and Construction Trades Council is at the State Capitol, fighting to ensure that workers are paid the prevailing wage and that the apprenticeship system is strong—building the next generation of skilled workers.

To see Building the Century, and the Building Trades Council’s history from 1901-2001, go here: 100th program



Chris Hannan, President
Tom Baca, Secretary-Treasurer
Andreas Cluver, Vice President (Northern CA)
David Sikorski, Vice President (Southern CA)
Robbie Hunter, President Emeritus

Boilermakers (Northern CA)

Johnny Baca
Randy Thomas (Alternate)

Boilermakers (Southern CA)

Timothy Jefferies
Luis Miramontes (Alternate)

Bricklayers/Tile Setters (Northern CA)

Troy Garland
Ryan Ruff (Alternate)

Bricklayers/Tile Setters (Southern CA)

Lupe Aldaco
Andy Gerber (Alternate)

Electrical Workers (Northern CA)

Bob Ward
Tom Hansen (Alternate)

Electrical Workers (Southern CA)

Joel Barton
Eric Brown (Alternate)

Elevator Constructors (Northern CA)

Matthew Russo
Greg Hardeman (Alternate)

Elevator Constructors (Southern CA)

Tony Gazzaniga

Insulators & Allied Workers (Northern CA)

Chris Greaney

Insulators & Allied Workers (Southern CA)

Michael Patterson

Ironworkers (Northern CA)

Jason Gallia

Ironworkers (Southern CA)

Dave Osborne
Beau Coleman (Alternate)

Laborers (Southern CA)

Jon Preciado
Peter Santillan (Alternate)

Operating Engineers (Northern CA)

Dan Reding
Dave Harrison (Alternate)

Operating Engineers (Southern CA)

David Garbarino
Perry Hawkins (alternate)

Painters & Allied Trades (Northern CA)

Robert Williams III
Mike Greenley (Alternate)

Painters & Allied Trades (Southern CA)

Robert Smith

Plasterers & Cement Masons (Northern CA)

Cody Bik
Jose Jimenez (alternate)

Plasterers & Cement Masons (Southern CA)

Jack Alvarado
Jaime Briceno (Alternate)

Roofers & Waterproofers (Northern CA)

Doug Ziegler

Roofers & Waterproofers (Southern CA)

Brent Beasley

Sheet Metal Workers (Northern CA)

Rick Werner
Vince Sugrue (Alternate)

Sheet Metal Workers (Southern CA)

Dave Gauthier

Teamsters (Northern CA)

Robert Stanley

United Association (Northern CA)

Aaron Stockwell
Steve McCall (Alternate)

United Association (Southern CA)

Rodney Cobos
Mike Hartley (Alternate)

Building Trades Councils
Alameda BTC

Andreas Cluver
Greg Bonato (Alternate)

Contra Costa BTC

Bill Whitney
Che Timmons (Alternate)

Fresno / Madera / Tulare / Kings BTC

Chuck Riojas
Mike Lopez (Alternate)

Humboldt / Del Norte BTC

Jeff Hunerlach

Imperial BTC

Daniel Machain (Alternate)

Kern / Inyo / Mono BTC

Alissa Reed
Steve Gomez (Alternate)

Los Angeles / Orange BTC

Chris Hannan

Mid Valley BTC (Yuba/Sutter/Glenn/Plumas/ Butte/Colusa)

John Tweedt
Casey Tull (alternate)

Monterey / Santa Cruz BTC

Manny Pinheiro

Napa / Solano BTC

Danny Bernardini

North Bay BTC

Michael Allen
John Medina (alternate)

Northeastern BTC

Matt Goody

Sacramento BTC (Sacramento / Yolo / Amador / Nevada / Placer / El Dorado / Sierra)

Kevin Ferreira
Todd Schiavo (Alternate)

San Bernardino / Riverside BTC

Stewart “Slaughter” Bradley
Robert Stanley (alternate)

San Diego BTC

Carol Kim

San Francisco BTC

Larry Mazzola, Jr.
Rudy Gonzalez (Alternate)

San Joaquin / Calaveras / Alpine BTC

Michael Mark

San Mateo BTC

Bart Pantoja

Santa Clara / San Benito BTC

David Bini

Valley BTC

(Merced/Stanislaus/Mariposa/ Tuolumne)
Corey Van Rys

Tri-Counties BTC (Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo/Ventura)

Martin Rodriguez
Joshua Medrano (Alternate)