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BTEA Announces Renewed Partnership with BCTC

The Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC) met on July 20th, in the first of a series of regularly scheduled meetings to achieve our collective goal of improving communication and collaboration on areas of mutual interest, including increasing market share. Topics discussed included ADR, partnering on any extension to 421-a, the Wage Theft Act, and Construction Suicide Prevention Week.

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SAFEBUILD Focus on Mental Health Breaks New Ground – A Recap

With an unprecedented focus on mental health and emotional wellness, the June 23rd National Industry SAFEBUILD broke new ground for the BTEA and the construction industry. Governor Kathy Hochul kicked off the event, which brought wellness experts together with construction industry leaders and State and City agency officials to discuss worker mental health, erase stigmas, and raise awareness of the wellness resources and supports available for those in crisis. For a short SAFEBUILD recap of the day’s highlights click below.

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New York State Senator Tim Kennedy Visits the BTEA

The BTEA was pleased to welcome New York State Senator Tim Kennedy from Buffalo to our office. Senator Kennedy chairs the Senate's Transportation Committee and is a member of a number of other important committees including Insurance, Finance, Energy & Telecommunications, and the MWBE Task Force. Senator Kennedy is a champion of the new stadium for the Buffalo Bills, worked to secure State approval for congestion pricing, and advocates for increases in capital funding. We had a productive meeting where we discussed the many ways Senator Kennedy can be helpful to our membership.

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Toolbox Talks to Raise Awareness and Provide Support During Construction Suicide Prevention Week

The week of September 5th is National Construction Suicide Prevention Week, and the BTEA encourages members to conduct Mental Wellness Toolbox Talks at their jobsites. Join the conversation and help erase the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness. The BTEA will be sharing a video for inclusion in your toolbox talks along with other resources.


Building Trades Employers Association of New York (BTEA New York) is the construction contractor's unified advocate for construction safety standards, professional development, government affairs, public relations and fostering communication between public officials, public and private owners, labor and the general public. Realizing that a construction industry is essential to the vibrant future of New York City, its activities are dedicated to a building environment meeting the highest of environmental standards, integrity, cost efficiency, productivity and value that contributes to improving the quality of life in New York City. BTEA New York represents 24 Construction Manager, General Contractor, Subcontractor and Specialty Trade contractor associations with over 1,200 individual contractor members.


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