BTEA PUNCHLIST
FEBRUARY 11, 2011
Louis J. Coletti
President & CEO

Officers

Kenneth A. Durr
Chairman
Mechanical Contractors Association
Durr Mechanical Construction, Inc.

Steven Alessio
Vice Chairman
Building Contractors Association
Sweet Construction Corp.

Pat A. Di Filippo
Vice Chairman
Contractors' Association of Greater NY
Gene Cardoza
Vice Chairman
Association of Contracting Plumbers of the City of NY

David Pinter
Vice Chairman
National Electrical Contractors Assn. NYC Chapter

Victor Gany
Vice Chairman
Sheet Metal Contractors Assn.

Jay Badame
Treasurer
Building Contractors Association
Tishman Construction Corp.

Robert Peckar, Esq.
General Counsel
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
BTEA TO EMBARK ON AN INFORMATION CAMPAIGN WITH UNION EMPLOYEES

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With 30 labor contracts set to be negotiated by June 30, 2011, the BTEA will embark on an information campaign to the rank and file union members working for BTEA contractors.

The main theme of the campaign is that BTEA contractors want to remain building projects with 100% building trade union members but are facing increased competition from non-union contractors.

The campaign started with an article in Crain’s NY (LINK) expressing the concern of high unemployment in the construction industry.

The purpose of the campaign is to encourage building trade members to attend their union meetings and get the facts about the realities of the economy the construction industry is facing today such as: 

• 30% unemployment in Building Trade Unions

• 25% higher costs to build union than to build non-union

BTEA contractors, as well as prominent developers, are willing to pay a premium to use Building Trades members.  Both stress the importance of safety, quality and scheduling on a construction project.  However, the cost differential must be reduced.  

The BTEA will continue to provide updates about the campaign to save union construction jobs in the next coming months.

BTEA LEADERSHIP DINNER

BTEA M/WBE DIRECTORY

The BTEA is updating its online M/WBE Directory featuring minority and women-owned businesses who are members of the BTEA, through membership in the BTEA’s 27 member contractor associations.

This online directory serves as a valuable resource, not only to the M/WBE firms who are listed in this document, but for the construction managers, general contractors and specialty trade subcontractors as well as public agencies who wish to find qualified firms in these categories to assist them with construction work.

To complete the survey please visit BTEA’s website at www.bteany.com.

If you have any questions please contact Jim Coletti at 212-704-9745 or by e-mail at jcoletti@bteany.com.