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About Us

Who We Are

Membership in the Building Trades Employers’ Association begins with joining one of our 27 trade union contractor associations, representing the 1,700 construction managers, general contractors and specialty subcontractor firms in New York City, who employ 120,000 people. Our members range in size from multi-billion dollar internationally recognized firms to small and mid-sized specialty trade contracting firms.

Our Mission

To advance the interest of New York City Construction Trade Associations and their corporate members, recognizing that a vibrant unionized construction industry is essential to the economic future of New York City.

Organizational Goals

Construction Safety

The BTEA is the leading advocate for improving public and worker safety on construction sites.

Business Advocacy

The Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) is the foremost advocate of legislative, regulatory and public policies affecting the construction industry.