Executive Leaders

Tom Melcher – Business Manager


1231 Banksville Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Office:  412-344-4775

Cell:  412-584-2828

Fax:  412-344-7262


Thomas Melcher is the Business Manager of the Pittsburgh Regional Building & Construction Trades Council. He was appointed to the position in August of 2018. He is responsible for protecting and promoting the interests of the building trades unions as well as its union members. Putting his affable personality to work, he is able to participate in both legislative activity and engage the public sector to build awareness of the highly skilled, well trained, safe, experienced and dedicated men and women of the union trades. His goal is to support the union craft sectors within western Pennsylvania by utilizing his union trades background to build partnerships that will further the industry. To assist in creating relationships, Thomas is the Vice President and Executive Board member of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO; Co-Chairman of the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania; Vice President and Executive Board Member of the Allegheny County Labor Council; and serves on the board of Variety, the Children’s Charity.


He is a dedicated member of Iron Workers Local Union No. 3, of which he has been a member since 1975. Thomas spent 29 years in the field working for various contractors before being elected to the Executive Board of Local 3 in 2002. In 2005, he was elected as a Business Agent of Local 3 and remained in that position for 13 years serving an impressive five, consecutive terms. During that time, he served as a trustee of the Iron Workers Benefit Plans; delegate to all local, state and national building trades; delegate to the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers AFL-CIO; and served on various committees for the local and building trades.


Thomas resides in Pittsburgh with Terry, his amazing wife of 29 years. He is the father of three wonderful children - Tommy, Danny and Megan. And, becoming a grandpap to his granddaughter Payton in 2015 has been one of the most enjoyable experiences



William Brooks – President


1231 Banksville Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Office:  412-373-1655

Cell:  412-216-3326

Fax:  412-373-7655


Bill Brooks has been serving as President of the Pittsburgh Building and Construction Trades Council since 2005.  He is also Chairman of the Pittsburgh Building Trades Organizing Committee.  He has served as Delegate to the Local, State, and National Building Trades as well as a Delegate to the Local and State AFL-CIO Organizations.  He currently sits on the board for the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County.  Mr. Brooks has been a member of Laborers Local #373 since June 29, 1988.  He has been a Business Agent for the Local since 1999.  In May of 2009, he was elected as Business Manager and currently serves that role.  He also serves as Executive Board Member of the Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania. 



Tom McIntyre – Secretary/Treasurer


1231 Banksville Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Office:  412-432-1400

Fax:  412-432-1499


Pittsburgh Building and Construction Trades Council’s role of Secretary/Treasurer has been entrusted to Tom McIntyre since 2010.  He has been a part of the trades since 1984 when he became a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union No. 5.  Throughout his membership, he has served as Manpower Coordinator/Assistant Business Manager from 2004 to 2007 and Vice President from 2007 to 2010.  Since 2010, he has had the pleasure of being the Recording Secretary for IBEW Local Union No. 5.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the IBEW Local No. 5 Pension & Insurance Trust Funds, as well as the Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund, and Labor Management Trust Fund.  Tom is married to his wife, Sandy and they have two children:  Megan and Jessica and five grandchildren:  Ian, Erik, Joshua, Carter and Zoey.