Current Members


CAWS represents a unique blend of organized labor and trade unions. All of these groups are coming together to address a common purpose - to create a diverse and well trained labor force from local communities for the construction trades.


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Labor & The Trades


Associated General Contractors of Oregon
Sustaining Member

The Associated General Contractors, Oregon-Columbia Chapter, has served as the voice and choice of the commercial construction industry in Oregon and Southwest Washington since 1920. With nearly 1,200 member companies, AGC is the only trade association representing the full range of commercial construction from industrial to building, from heavy highway to multi-family residential.

Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council
Sustaining Member

CPBTC is an organization that represents 25 different crafts, including: heat and frost insulators, boilermakers, brick & stone masons, cement masons, electricians, elevator constructors, glaziers, ironworkers, laborers, linoleum & carpet layers, operating engineers, painters & tapers, plasterers, plumbers, pipe fitters & steamfitters, roofers, sheet metal workers, sprinkler fitters and teamsters. The CPBTC is committed to a high level of professionalism and quality because of our extensive apprenticeship and journey level programs.

IBEW Local 48
Affiliate Member

IBEW Local Union 48 represents approximately 4,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including inside electrical construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, electrical manufacturing, maintenance and marine.  Our representation brings with it clearly defined contract rights including wages and benefits, which allow our members to live in dignity and health through a rewarding career and to look forward to a prosperous retirement.

International Union of Operating Engineers
Sustaining Member

Operating Engineers Local 701, which represents heavy equipment operators, heavy duty repairers, technical engineers and stationary engineers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Local 701 has formed and shaped the infrastructure and skylines of our region. Every day we stand up for job security, healthcare/pension plans, better wages and safer working conditions for our members.

Ironworkers Local 29
Ironworkers Local 29 is an organization dedicated to improving the wages and working conditions for all people performing ironwork within the designated jurisdiction. With extensive training through their apprentice program, all members are well trained and qualified to perform all aspects of the ironwork trade.

Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
Sustaining Member

The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters represents carpenters, piledrivers, drywallers, millwrights, trade show workers, shipwrights, exterior/interior specialists, scaffold erectors, insulators and related craft workers. We have banded together to maintain and improve safe workplaces, good wages, benefits, and professional training.

Teamsters Local 37
Teamsters Local 37 is dedicated to negotiating the best possible labor agreements and providing the strongest day-to-day representation for our members. The Local strives to ensure that all members get fair representation and that the employers adhere to the language of the labor agreements. The health and welfare benefits have always been and continue to be a very important part of any good contract.

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