Why Build Union

When it comes to getting the most from your construction or development dollar, there is no need to look any further than the Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council, which consists of 18 individual craft unions that combine to represent more than 10,000 highly-trained- and -skilled construction workers across Western New York.

Bringing in your project on time and under budget are synonymous with the Buffalo Building Trades Council, whose positive track record of working with a project developer, construction owner, governmental entities and school boards is no longer the area's best kept secret. Our top-notch training programs keep our members on the top of their game. Our beneficial labor agreements have and are continuing to save money for those we are associated with, and our commitment to raising the level of involving local workers, women and minorities on local projects is second to none.

Those decision-makers who have ignored the stereotype associated with union labor are reaping the benefits and have become the Building Trades' best spokespeople when it comes to asking the question,Why not build union? For your answer, just ask the Lackawanna School Board, the Buffalo Board of Education, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute Project in downtown's Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus what the Buffalo Building Trades Council has done and is doing for them. We think you'll be more than pleased to find out why and take the next step to learn how we can help you and your specific project.

So why not take the time to find out what you're missing out on. Building Trades President Paul Brown can be reached at (716) 432-1294.

We look forward to the opportunity of showing you what we can do for your project and how building union can and will benefit your group in the time to come.

Some of the Major Western New York Construction Projects the Buffalo Building Trades Council Has Been Associated With:

  • Buffalo's $1 Billion Schools Improvement Project
  • Various Projects in the downtown Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Expansion Project
  • The Buffalo Niagara International Airport
  • The New Erie County Courthouse
  • Lackawanna's new Martin Road Elementary School
  • The HSBC Arena, home of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres
  • Lackawanna's Canfibre Fibreboard Plant In Lackawanna
  • WNED-TV/Channel 17 Headquarters
  • Buffalo's Vincent Grabiarz School Of Excellence
  • Key Center In Downtown Buffalo
  • The Walden Galleria's Anchor Tenants
  • The Peace Bridge
  • Dunn Tire Park In Downtown Buffalo
  • The University At Buffalo's Football Stadium
  • Erie Community College/Burt Flickinger Athletic Center
  • Ralph C. Wilson Stadium In Orchard Park
  • The Buffalo News Building and its New Press Project
  • Buffalo's Light Rapid Rail System
  • The Lodge At Darien Lake
  • The Majority Of Western New York's Highways, Roads And Bridges
  • The Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Expansion and Renovation Project
  • The Outokumpu American Brass Co-Generation Plan

The Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council is comprised of the following individual member unions:

  • Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers, Local #4
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local #7
  • Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, Local #3
  • Empire State Regional Council of Carpenters, Local #289
  • Cement Masons, Local #111
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local #41
  • International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local #14
  • International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers, Local #6
  • Laborers' International Union of North America, Local #210
  • Empire State Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights Local #1163
  • International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #17
  • IUPAT Painters District Council #4 & Glaziers, Architectural Metal & Glassworkers, Local #660
  • Plasterers, Local #9
  • U.A. Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local Union #22
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, Local #74
  • Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local #71
  • Road Sprinklerfitters, U.A., Local Union #669
  • Teamsters, Local #449