Who We Are

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Build a Better Texas is a joint effort by construction workers and their families, faith leaders, honest construction businesses, and safety advocates to ensure a strong and sustainable construction industry.

We work to create good, safe jobs in the construction industry that give workers the opportunity to progress, live better, and contribute to our society. By building a strong, skilled workforce, we will ensure continued economic prosperity in the construction industry that is so vital to Texas, and the country.

BBTX Sign Ons 7/16/14

  • Austin Neighborhoods Council
  • Rev. June Wilkins, St. Martin’s Lutheran Church
  • Workers’ Rights Board
  • Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
  • Home Owners of Texas
  • Iron Workers District Council of Texas
  • Southern California District Council of Laborers
  • North Texas Jobs with Justice
  • Proyecto Latinoamericano (KPFT)
  • Cristo Rey Catholic Church
  • Houston United
  • Colectivo Flatlander
  • KST Electric
  • Dallas Building Trades Council
  • Friends Meeting of Austin (Quakers)
  • Texas State AFL-CIO
  • Texas State Employees Union
  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church
  • Zavala Properties
  • Catholic Diocese of Austin
  • Congregational Church of Austin
  • American Gateways
  • America For All
  • Fair Food Austin
  • The Coffee Party
  • Texans for Peace
  • Manos de Cristo
  • Movimiento Estudantil Chicano/a de Azatlan
  • Rev. Mike Adams, All Saints Episcopal Church
  • Texas-AFT
  • Living Hope Wheelchair Association
  • St. Thomas More
  • La Union Pueblo Entero (LUPE)
  • Houston Building Trades Council
  • St. Austin Catholic Parish
  • UH FLAC (Fair Labor Action Committee)
  • Restauracion: Un Angel Diferente
  • Alianza Mexicana
  • Iglesia Bautista Misionera Monte Calvario
  • Harris County AFL-CIO
  • Community Tax Centers
  • University Presbyterian Church
  • Home Owners for Better Building
  • Houston Peace and Justice Center
  • Austin Central Labor Council
  • Texas Organizing Project
  • Border Network for Human Rights
  • El Paso Building Trades
  • Proyecto Azteca
  • La Raza Justice Movement
  • Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 254
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades 88
  • Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Texas Rural Legal Aid
  • Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
  • Emmanuel United Methodist Church
  • LULAC Chapter 555
  • South Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Houston Mennonite Church
  • Facility Construction Services Inc.
  • Blue Heron Builders
  • Austin Carpenters Local 1266
  • Southwest Workers Union
  • Christ Community Church (Iglesia Comunidad de Cristo)
  • Start Center
  • First Community Church
  • Texas Organizing Project-Dallas
  • Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services
  • St. James Episcopal Church
  • Diocese of Brownsville
  • Grupo Nueva Vida
  • Casa Marianella
  • Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition
  • National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 181
  • Houston Dominican Sisters
  • ACLU-TX Central Texas Chapter
  • Fuerza del Valle/Equal Voice Network
  • Barbara Budde
  • Ron Clapp
  • Community of Faith United Church of Christ
  • Allen Cooper
  • Downtowners Sunday School: First United Methodist Church
  • Sam Dunning
  • John Elford
  • Linda Elford
  • Faith United Church of Christ
  • Catherine Gillette
  • Gray Panthers of Austin Chapter
  • Karl Gronberg
  • Madeline Henners
  • Judy Hoffhein
  • Hope United Church of Christ
  • Fred Krebs
  • Charles Kullman
  • Woody Ledenham
  • Armando Mancilla
  • Enrique Maromolejo
  • Jayme Mathias
  • Texas Fair Trade Coalition
  • Texas Organizing Project
  • Texas State Association of Electrical Workers
  • Texas State Building and Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO
  • Torre Fuerte
  • Oscar Torres
  • Martin Troyer
  • United Christian Church
  • University Baptist Church
  • Tom Van de Stadt
  • Vecinos Unidos
  • San Williams
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Austin 286
  • St. Luke Community United Methodist Church
  • LULAC District 12
  • LULAC District 7
  • Dolores Catholic Church
  • Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 67
  • Fuerza Unida
  • Equal Justice Center
  • Center for Community Integration
  • UNITE-HERE
  • Service Employees International Union 1
  • Dos Centavos
  • Grassroots Leadership
  • Ironworkers Local 84
  • Houston Coalition for Immigration Reform
  • Roofers Local 123
  • Catholic Diocese of El Paso
  • Casa de Dios
  • Rev. Dr. Fred Nixon, Community of Faith United Church of Christ
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Rev Dr. Charles Kutz-Marks, University Christian Church Disciples of Christ
  • Rev. Tim Tutt, United Christian Church
  • Plum Blossom Sangha
  • Proyecto Juan Diego
  • Pax Christi Texas, Inc.
  • Central Texas Labor Council
  • Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune, University Baptist Church
  • Foundation Communities
  • University United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Nash, Association Minister, Brazos Association South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ
  • Familias Inmigrantes y Estudiantes en la Lucha / Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle
  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
  • Cooperation Texas
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
  • Texas Building Trade & Construction Trades Council
  • Marek Family of Companies
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 100
  • Texas Dream Alliance
  • Texas Workers Alliance
  • Paso del Norte (Texas Civil Rights Project)
  • Rev. Scott Martin and Rev. Frank Dietz, Faith United Church of Christ
  • Rev. Ron Trimmer, Hope United Church of Christ
  • Fe y Justicia Worker Center
  • Ironworkers Local 482
  • Labor Justice Committee/ Comit√© de Justicia Laboral
  • Templo Manantial De Vida
  • Templo Monte Sinai Church
  • Rev. Dr. Charles Rice, Association Minister, North Texas Association, UCC
  • Iglesia Pena De Horeb
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 286
  • Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance
  • Iglesia De Cristo Roca Eterna
  • Santa Barbara Parish
  • St. Joseph Parish
  • Rev. Dr. John Sumner, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ of Coupland
  • Texas Campaign for the Environment
  • Texas State Employees Union 6186
  • Rev. Dr. Jerry Carpenter, Weimar United Church of Christ
  • Rev. Michael Vaughn, Zion United Church of Christ
  • Fuerza del Valle Workers Center
  • El Shaddai Pentecoste
  • MonkeyWrench Books
  • Pipefitters Local Union 211
  • Union Treatment Centers
  • Transport Workers Union Local 513
  • Austin Free Skool
  • All Saints Episcopal
  • Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • BBT Unaffiliated Leaders
  • Brazos Association South Central
  • Conference of the United Church of Christ
  • Central Presbyterian Church
  • Cristo Rey Catholic Church
  • Isabel DoCampo
  • Downtown Cluster Congregations and Social Service
  • Ethical Society of Austin
  • Edward Garcia
  • North Texas Association, United Church of Christ
  • Reggie Payne-Wiens
  • Pueblo Sin Fronteras
  • Roberto Quezada
  • Carmen Retzlaff
  • Marivel Reyes
  • James Rigby
  • Cecil Roeger
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin
  • Sendero de Restauracion
  • Shelter Agencies for Families in East Texas
  • St. Mark United Methodist Church
  • St. Martin’s Lutheran Church
  • St. Peter’s United Church of Christ of Coupland
  • Start Center
  • Jim Stockton
  • Charles L. Stovall
  • Sustainable Energy and Economic Development Coalition
  • Texans for Public Justice
  • Zion United Church of Christ
  • Laborers Local 753
  • Weimar United Church of Christ
  • Keith Wright

 

Texas State Association of Electrical Workers:
  • IBEW 20 – Dallas
  • IBEW 60 – San Antonio
  • IBEW 66 – Houston
  • IBEW 72 – Waco
  • IBEW 220 – Arlington
  • IBEW 278 – Corpus Christi
  • IBEW 301 – Texarkana
  • IBEW 418 – Cleburne
  • IBEW 479 – Beaumont
  • IBEW 500 – San Antonio
  • IBEW 520 – Austin
  • IBEW 527 – Galveston
  • IBEW 583 – El Paso
  • IBEW 602 – Amarillo
  • IBEW 681 – Wichita Falls
  • IBEW 716 – Houston
  • IBEW 738 – Longview
  • IBEW 898 – San Angelo
  • IBEW 942 – Fort Worth
  • IBEW 960 – El Paso
  • IBEW 1015 – Weslaco
  • IBEW 1151 – Tyler
  • IBEW 1814 – Houston
  • IBEW 2078 -Rockdale
  • IBEW 2286 – Beaumont
  • IBEW 233 7- Fairfield