The contractor members of the Building Trades Employers Association [BTEA], the largest association of union contractors in New York, have always responded when New York faced its most serious challenges: 9/11, Superstorm Sandy and today the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

“We have supported the governor's efforts to keep construction job sites open,” said BTEA President, Louis J. Coletti.  “Our member contractors have implemented robust preventative protocols to protect their workers, while seeking to keep New York’s economy moving forward. However, the current state of escalating COVID-19 cases confirms the governor’s prudent action today in his Executive Order to shut down all non-essential construction job sites through April 21.” 

“The protection of all our workers and all New Yorkers is paramount,” confirmed Coletti.  “We look forward to rebuilding New York’s economy when it is safe to do so.”