Middle Class Strong believes that
    everyone deserves safe working


    That is why we are advocating for
    improved safety standards for union
    and non-union workers alike.

    Join us to help ensure that working
    people can provide for their families
    and get home safe at the end of the




    Middle Class Strong believes good wages and benefits help build strong communities. In the face of stagnating pay and eroding rights for workers, Middle Class Strong is fighting for those families striving for the middle class. By protecting the interests of union and non-union workers alike, we can ensure that working people can provide for their families and build better lives.


    As part of our effort to create a strong middle class, Middle Class Strong is educating the public and elected officials on the importance of training, safety standards, middle class wages, pensions, and benefits in creating a thriving middle class in New York City.

    The Building and Construction Trades Council

    The Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York is an organization consisting of local affiliates of fifteen national and international unions representing 100,000 working men and women in New York City
    international AFL-CIO construction unions.


    The Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York
    promises New York's construction workers:

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    Steadfast Focus on
    Worker Safety

    We prioritize safety by requiring rigorous training programs. However, not all construction sites are union, and working conditions at many sites across the city are deplorable. So it comes as no surprise that in 2015, 14 of 16 construction related deaths occurred on non-union construction sites.

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    Proven Pathways to
    the Middle Class

    While income inequality continues to expand in New York City, we want residents to have a pathway to the middle class. This means opportunities for middle class wages, pensions, healthcare options and other benefits that enable working families to grow and thrive.

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    Commitment to
    Workforce Diversity

    Out of the more than 8,000 union apprentices that go to work in New York City's construction every day, more than half are minorities. Additionally, 75% of union apprentices live in the five boroughs. This kind of opportunity is a result of our commitment to investing in good jobs for all New Yorkers.

  • The New York City Building and Construction Trades rally for a safe workplace for all in front of City Hall on December 10, 2015.


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    Sally Goldenberg, Politico New York:


    With the rate of injuries and deaths at construction projects on the rise in New York City, thousands of unionized workers are expected to gather outside City Hall on Thursday to demand new safety protocols.

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    David Chen, New York Times:

    Alarmed by a surge in recent deaths and injuries in construction accidents, members of the New York City Council on Thursday urged swift passage of legislation intended to penalize contractors who break the rules.

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