Central-Northern New York Building & Construction Trades Council (CNNYBTC)

Central-Northern New York Building & Construction Trades Council

A Few Words About Us

The Central-Northern New York Building & Construction Trades Council (CNNYBTC) represents approximately 5,000 construction workers and 17 member unions that are highly skilled in a wide array of crafts. These men and women are an intricate part of New York’s workforce, our region’s economy, and future economic prosperity.

President, Greg Lancette

Gregory Lancette is president of CNNYBTC. He has served in this role since July 2009. Greg first entered the building trades in 1990 as an apprentice for Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 267. He completed his apprentice training and graduated to journeyman status in 1995. Greg holds certificates in both Refrigerant Handling and OSHA. In addition, he is Business Manager of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 267 and has been so since 2005. Occupying positions with the NYS Fair Advisory Board and the Onondaga County Resources Trust, Greg also holds the responsibilities of vice-president of the CNY Area Labor Federation and of the NYS Pipetrades Association. He is married with two children.

How to contact…

PHONE: (315) 437-7397
FAX: (315) 437-2951

Our History

Since 1958, the Central-Northern New York Building & Construction Trades Council (CNNYBTC) has been in existence in NY to bring the needs of unions from all building-related trades together in an effort to protect the welfare of workers and learn from one another. Together, we’ve been able to have a voice in the State Legislature, fighting for local jobs, fair wages, funding for major infrastructure projects and more. We continue to fight for our members and their families every day, which is evident in our apprenticeship programs. We have 150,000 square feet of training facilities. Annually, we spend over $5m on training. Over the last ten years, we have graduated over 1,735 students. We continue working every day to establish apprenticeship training at the state level. These programs allow us to continue great traditions of quality work into today’s industry, and improve construction across New York State.

Our history of passing traditions and best practices from one generation to the next has allowed us to become a leader in sustainable building. Contractors rely on our tradesmen and women to achieve LEED certification. It is our unwavering belief in the social contract that motivates our efforts to improve the quality of life of workers, both in the workplace and in the communities where we live and raise our families. These values are the foundation of our political efforts to promote policies that are important to all construction workers. This includes their right to organize >> return to top of page

The picture was taken in 1921 in Brooklyn NY. Peter Ligammari is on the bottom left: one hand covered with his hat... the other in a fist. In his own words written on the back: "1921 was 15 years old. It was snowing, we did not work that day. I’m the youngest Plaster in the USA at 14 years old” (Peter quit school at age 14).


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