Who is the NDCC?

22-year History

The North Dakota Construction Council is a statewide partnership between professional union contractors, labor unions and business owners working together to promote our industry, provide a safer and more effective workforce and build stronger partnerships throughout the state and our communities.

In 1998, a small group of contractor liaisons and business managers from trades unions started this non-profit organization to respond to the needs of industrial customers.

The council’s goals are to serve as an industry resource for union contractors, promote the benefits of a union workforce to contractors and customers and ensure a ready-to-work labor force which is trained, certified and competent in the individualized skills.

The NDCC has a professional board of directors comprised of business owners and union business agents. Collectively, the board's priority is to promote the industry and its benefits within North Dakota.

Our additional priority is to help provide a safe and skilled workforce, ready to go to work for our customers. Our members take pride in their work to help make North Dakota a better place to live. 


Special Services


OSHA 10/ECCS Refresher Training

The NDCC provides OSHA 10 training to each union tradesperson when they have first joined a union and when a contractor requires it. We contract with a qualified OSHA 10 trainer to provide this class as well as the ECCS refresher course.

The North Dakota ECCS requires all individuals working on their qualified sites to keep up with continued safety. ECCS requires a 7.5-hour OSHA refresher every three years.

If you are a union member, contact your union hall to get the updated schedule.

Drug Testing

The NDCC pays for union members to have an annual drug test, which is required to work on all of our worksites. The NDCC will send an annual notification to households when your drug test is due. 

Contractors might request a test before your annual is due, because of customer requirements.