Swedish Building Workers' Union Information
Swedish Building Workers' Union
|Founded||1 January 1949|
|Johan Lindholm, president|
The union was established on 1 January 1949, when the Swedish Building Wood Workers' Union merged with the labourers' section of the Swedish Factory Workers' Union, the plumbers' section of the Swedish Metalworkers' Union and the construction workers' section of the Swedish Road Workers' Union. Like all its predecessors, the union affiliated to the Swedish Trade Union Confederation.  
On formation, the union had 107,373 members. In 1961, it was joined by the Swedish Bricklayers' Union, and the union's membership peaked at 156,462 in 1964. In 1970, part of the Swedish Stone Workers' Union joined, followed in 1973 by the Swedish Divers' Union, and in 2000 by the Swedish Sheet Metal Workers' Union. Despite these mergers, by 2019, the union's membership had dropped to 80,472. 
- 1949: John Grevin
- 1952: Knut Johansson
- 1975: Börje Jönsson
- 1977: Bertil Whinberg
- 1991: Åke Wänman
- 1993: Ove Bengtsberg
- 2002: Hans Tilly
- 2012: Johan Lindholm
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