April 2, 2012

BTEA’S 2012 GEROSA LEADERSHIP DINNER TO BE HELD ON APRIL 5

HONOREES INCLUDE MAYOR BLOOMBERG, KYU-JUNG WHANG, ROBERT SELSAM, TOMMY CRAIG AND KENNETH DURR

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

Kenneth Durr

Robert Selsam

Tommy Craig

Kyu-Jung Whang

The BTEA will hold its 2012 Alfred G. Gerosa Leadership Dinner on Thursday, April 5 at the Grand Hyatt New York located at109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. The honorees for  this year’s Gerosa Leadership Dinner include Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Kyu-Jung Whang of Cornell University, Robert Selsam of Boston Properties, Tommy Craig of Hines Interests and Kenneth Durr of Durr Mechanical Contruction.

The Dinner will commence at 6:00 p.m. with a Cocktail Reception followed at 7:00 p.m. by a Dinner and Awards Program.  The Co-Chairs of this year’s Dinner are Jay Badame of Tishman Construction Corp., Pat Di Filippo of Turner Construction Co. and Michael Gabbay of Plaza Construction Corp.

For ticket, sponsorship and journal information for this event, please contact Carol Karlin at the BTEA at 212-704-9745 or by e mail at ckarlin@bteany.com.

 

CARPENTERS REJECT FOUR CONTRACTS
APPROVE CONTRACT WITH HOISTING TRADE ASSOCIATION

The New York District Council of Carpenters last week rejected four contracts previously negotiated with BTEA member contractor associations and approved one other.

The members of the Carpenters Union voted to reject agreements with the Building Contractors Association, Wall-Ceiling & Carpentry Association, the Cement League and Greater New York Floor Coverers Association.  A contract with the Hoisting Trade Association was approved by a vote of 74-29. 

The current contracts with the various associations were scheduled to expire on June 30, 2011 but an “evergreen clause” keeps them in effect now through June 30, 2012.

 

LATEST JOBS REPORTS INDICATES LOSS OF CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN NEW YORK CITY

The New York State Department of Labor recently released employment statistics for January indicating a loss of 2,400 construction jobs in New York City over the past year.  At the same time New York City’s overall unemployment rate was at 9.3 percent, well above the state and national rate of 8.3 per cent.