Established in 1958, the NYS Building & Construction Trades Council currently represents over 200,000 unionized construction workers in New York State
Our 16 local building trades councils, 12 district councils and state associations, and 135 local unions represent the trades that build our roads, bridges, schools, and office buildings. Believing that every worker deserves a fair wage and safe working conditions, our mission is to protect and further these basic privileges.
Regional Building Trades Councils
ABOVE: NYS BCTC President Jim Cahill greets Governor Andrew Cuomo at the NYS Building Trades Council's 35th Constitutional Convention.
NYS AFL-CIO COPE
Day at the Races
Thursday - July 30, 2015
Unionized contractors in NYS are extensively trained and skilled. Prevailing wage laws ensure a dependable work force with a higher standard of construction work, as well as a proper standard of living for the workers themselves.
Project Labor Agreements
PLAs are the foundation of a smooth construction project, and they are often utilized by both public and private owners to ensure complex projects are completed on-time and on-budget.
New York's Scaffold Law provides a unique statue that protects men and women working at distinct height. It is our job to create and maintain a safe work environment for them.
Design Build is used for extensive, intricate projects. PLAs are typically, at the very least, considered before contracts are awarded.
Edward J Malloy Memorial Leadership Award
The Edward J. Malloy Memorial Leadership Award, established in 2013, is presented annually to a political, civic, or business leader who best exemplifies Ed's vision of leadership.