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Guide to the Building Trades Employers Association Records WAG.196

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Collection processed by Gail Malmgreen and Douglas Pickard

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 28, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Building Trades Employers' Association
Source: Building Trades Employers' Association
Source - dnr: Coletti, Louis J.
Title: Building Trades Employers Association Records
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1897-2011
Abstract: The Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA) was founded in 1903 to coordinate the response of employers in the building trades to union demands and labor unrest, and to establish a joint arbitration plan for the industry. The collection is primarily comprised of BTEA contracts, mediation, and arbitration files. It also contains minutes of meetings of the BTEA Board of Governors, convention files, correspondence, and a small number of photographs, newsletters and clippings.
Quantity: 56.25 Linear Feet in 56 record cartons and 1 oversize folder
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: WAG.196

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Historical/Biographical Note

The Building Trades Employers Association (NYC) traces its origins to the Building Trades Club, which began meeting in 1888. The organization gradually changed in nature from a social club to a more business-oriented model, and adopted its current name in 1903. The aims of the organization were to coordinate the response of employers in the building trades to union demands and labor unrest, and to establish a joint arbitration plan for the industry. Initially more than 2,000 contractors and 33 craft associations responded to the call to form the BTEA. Strong union opposition to centralized arbitration of disputes was eventually overcome, and the unions agreed to curtailment of their business agents' powers and the prohibition of sympathy strikes and unofficial local strikes. After a number of conflicts, and the temporary expulsion of several unions, the situation stabilized; by 1922 agreements were commonly bargained under the auspices of the BTEA and, on the unions' behalf, the newly formed Building Trades Council. A unique feature of New York City's arbitration arrangements in the industry is the fact that final determinations in juridictional disputes are made by the BTEA.

After the building booms of the 1950s and 1960s, the construction industry in New York has experienced frequent periods of contraction and structural change. The prevalence of specialized work (such as renovation) typically handled by small contracts, and the inroads of non-union contractors have posed a challenge to the establishied structure of labor-management arrangements established by the BTEA and BTC.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection is primarily comprised of BTEA contracts, mediation, and arbitration files. It also contains minutes of meetings of the BTEA Board of Governors, convention files, correspondence, and a small number of photographs, newsletters and clippings. The extensive arbitration files contain a wide range of materials used by The Arbitration Board in the process of reaching a decision, including court papers, correspondence, notes, blueprints, photographs, construction job lists and manufacturers' circulars.

Arrangement

The collection has been divided into three series; most files are in original order. Series 1 contains nine boxes of contracts, which are arranged by union name. Series 2 is comprised of mediations, arbitrations, and other documents created between 1903-1995. Arbitrations in Series 2 are coded according to the listing of decisions in the Handbook of the Building Trades Employers Association of the City of New York (commonly known as the "Green Book"; copy at Tamiment Library, call no. HD6515 B9 N73 1990).

Series 3 contians 11 boxes of mediation and arbitration files between 1989 and 2011, which are numbered and grouped in a roughly chronological order. The majority of the files were created after 2000 and have been numbered in a way that reflects the date in which proceedings begun. Files created prior to 2000, however, are dated but lack numeration.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Coletti, Louis J.

Document Type

  • Arbitration files.
  • Contracts
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Correspondence.

Subject Organizations

  • Building Trades Employers' Association
  • Building Trades Employers' Association

Subject Topics

  • Construction industry -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Building trades -x Employees -- New York (State) -- New York.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The archived website was migrated from the California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service to the Internet Archive's Archive-It Service in November 2015. The link to California Digital Library was removed in October 2017.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by the Building Trades Employers Association was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Building Trades Employers Association Records; WAG 196; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Building Trades Employers Association, under an agreement with its Chairman, Louis J. Coletti, in 1999. The accession numbers associated with this gift are 1978.002 and 1978.003. An additional gift of 11 boxes was made in 2013. The accession number associated with this donation is 2013.024.

The accession numbers 1950.094 and 1978.015 are also associated with this collection.

Processing Information

Photographs were separated from this collection during initial processing and were established as a separate collection, the Building Trade Employers Association Photographs (PHOTOS 107). In 2013, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the Building Trade Employers Association Records.

In 2014, the archived website was added as series V.

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Container List

Series I: Contracts, 1903-1993. 9 Linear Feet 9 Record Cartons

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Contracts- Asbestos Workers and Asbestos Employers
1916-1947
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Contracts- Asbestos Workers and Asbestos Employers
1950-1958
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Contracts- Asbestos Workers and Asbestos Employers
1960-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Contracts- Asbestos Workers and Asbestos Employers
1969-1990
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Contracts- Asphalt Employers and Asphalt Workers
1932
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Contracts- Asphalt Employers and Asphalt Workers
1972-1975
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Contracts- Blasters (record)
1916-1929
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Contracts- Blasters (record)
1929-1932
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Contracts- Blasters (record)
1935-1938
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Contracts- Blasters (record)
1946-1948
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Contracts- Bldg. Maintenance Craftsmen Rockefeller Center Inc.
1938-1941
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Contracts- Boilermakers and Ironworkers
1919-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Contracts- Boilermakers and Ironworkers
1957-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Contracts- Boilermakers and Ironworkers
1969-1978
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Contracts- Boilermakers and Ironworkers
1978-1990
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Contracts- Bricklayers' Helpers (Mason Tenders)
1929-1937
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Contracts- Bricklayers' Helpers (Mason Tenders)
1939-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Contracts- Bricklayers' Helpers (Mason Tenders)
1950-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Contracts- Bricklayers' Helpers (Mason Tenders)
1960-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Contracts- Bricklayers' Helpers (Mason Tenders)
1969-1978
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Contracts- Bricklayers' Helpers (Mason Tenders)
1978-1990
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Contracts-Bricklayers and Mason Builders
1922-1940
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Contracts-Bricklayers and Mason Builders
1940-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Contracts-Bricklayers and Mason Builders
1949-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Contracts-Bricklayers and Mason Builders
1950-1960
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Contracts-Bricklayers and Mason Builders
1960-1966
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Contracts-Bricklayers and Mason Builders
1967-1979
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Contracts-Bricklayers and Mason Builders
1978-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Contracts- Carpenters and Master Carpenters Joint Trade Committee
1916-1940
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Contracts- Carpenters and Master Carpenters Joint Trade Committee
1940-1948
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Contracts- Carpenters and Master Carpenters Joint Trade Committee
1950-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Contracts- Carpenters and Master Carpenters Joint Trade Committee
1955-1960
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Contracts- Carpenters and Master Carpenters Joint Trade Committee
1960-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Contracts- Carpenters and Master Carpenters Joint Trade Committee
1972-1975
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Contracts- Carpenters and Master Carpenters Joint Trade Committee
1975-1987
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Contracts- Carpenters and Master Carpenters Joint Trade Committee
1987-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Contracts- Carpet and Linoleum Mechanics Union 67 Agreement
1947-1949
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Contracts- Carpet and Linoleum Mechanics Union 67 Agreement
1949-1957
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Contracts- Carpet and Linoleum Mechanics Union 67 Agreement
1964-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Contracts- Carpet and Linoleum Mechanics Union 67 Agreement
1969-1978
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Contracts- Carpet and Linoleum Mechanics Union 67 Agreement
1981-1987
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Contracts- Carpet and Linoleum Mechanics Union 67 Agreement
1932-1939
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Contracts- Carpet and Linoleum Mechanics Union 67 Agreement
1942-1947
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Contracts- Cement Masons and The Cement League
1916-1942
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Contracts- Cement Masons and The Cement League
1950-1959
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Contracts- Cement Masons and The Cement League
1960-1971
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Contracts- Cement Masons and The Cement League
1972-1978
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Contracts- Cement Masons and The Cement League
1980-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Contracts- Cement Masons and The Cement League (contract books)
1981-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Contracts- Cement Masons and The Cement League
1916-1942
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Contracts- Cement Masons and The Cement League
1950-1959
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Contracts- Cement Masons and The Cement League
1960-1971
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Contracts- Cement Masons and The Cement League
1972-1978
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Contracts- Cement Masons and The Cement League
1980-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Contracts- Cement Masons and The Cement League (contract books)
1981-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Contracts- Contractors Protective Assistance Agreement (All)
1947-1952
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Contracts- Decorative Glass Workers and Stained Glass Employers
1927-1937
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Contracts- Decorative Glass Workers and Stained Glass Employers
1940-1949
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Contracts- Derrickmen and Stone Setter Employers
1926-1946
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Contracts- Derrickmen and Stone Setter Employers
1946-1970
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Contracts- Derrickmen and Stone Setter Employers
1970-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Contracts- Dockbuilders Assn. Agreement (All)
1922-1929
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Contracts- Dockbuilders Assn. Agreement (All)
1934-1950
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Contracts- Dockbuilders Assn. Agreement (All)
1957-1960
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Contracts- Dockbuilders Assn. Agreement (All)
1963-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Contracts- Electrical Workers
1924-1927
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Contracts- Electrical Workers
1930-1934
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Contracts- Electrical Workers
1937-1939
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Contracts- Electrical Workers
1940-1942
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Contracts- Electrical Workers
1950-1961
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Contracts- Electrical Workers
1963-1967
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Contracts- Electrical Workers and Employers
1903-1923
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Contracts- Electrical Workers and Employers
1924-1928
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Contracts- Electrical Workers and Employers
1934-1938
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Contracts- Electrical Workers and Employers
1940-1945
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Contracts- Electrical Workers and Employers
1946-1948
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Contracts- Electrical Workers and Employers
1950-1958
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Contracts- Electrical Workers and Employers
1959-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Contracts- Electrical Workers and Employers
1970-1974
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Contracts- Electrical Workers and Employers
1977-1980
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Contracts- Electrical Workers and Employers
1983
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Contracts- Electrical Workers and Employers
1986-1992
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Contracts- Elevator Constructors and Employer
1956-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Contracts- Elevator Constructors and Employer
1975-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Contracts- Elevator Constructors and Employer
1981-1987
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Contracts- Engineers and General Contractors
1960-1963
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Contracts- Engineers and General Contractors
1963-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Contracts- Engineers and General Contractors (part 1)
1969-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Contracts- Engineers and General Contractors (part 2)
1969-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Contracts- Engineers- Iron League Structure. Steel Erectors
1923-1931
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Contracts- Engineers- Iron League Structure. Steel Erectors
1940-1966
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Contracts- Engineers Local 15A
1955-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Contracts- Engineers Local 15A
1960-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Contracts- Engineers Local 15A
1970-1975
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Contracts- Engineers Local 15A
1975-1977
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Contracts- Engineers Local 15A
1978-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Contracts- Engineers Local 15A
1984-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Contracts- Engineers Local 15C
1938-1941
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Contracts- Engineers Local 15C
1947-1953
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Contracts- Engineers Local 15C
1957-1965
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Contracts- Engineers Local 15D
1961-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Contracts- Engineers Local 15D
1969-1978
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Contracts- Engineers Local 15D
1978-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Contracts- Engineers/Misc. Allied/GCA/#94
1926-1928
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Contracts- Engineers/Misc. Allied/GCA/#94
1931-1938
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Contracts- Engineers/Misc. Allied/GCA/#94
1946-1957
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Contracts- Engineers/Misc. Allied/GCA/#94
1960-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Contracts- Engineers/Misc. Allied/GCA/#94
1970-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Contracts- Engineers/Misc. Allied/GCA/#94
1972-1975
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Contracts- Engineers/Misc. Allied/GCA/#94
1975-1981
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Contracts- Engineers/Misc. Allied/GCA/#94
1978-1983
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Contracts- Engineers/Misc. Allied/GCA/#94
1984-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Contracts- Engineers/Misc. Allied/GCA/#94
1987-1993
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Contracts- Excavating Laborers
1930-1950
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Contracts- Excavating Laborers
1950-1959
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Contracts- Excavating Laborers
1960-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Contracts- Excavating Laborers
1969-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Contracts- Excavating Laborers
1978-1993
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Contracts- Glaziers and Glass Dealers
1921-1940
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Contracts- Glaziers and Glass Dealers
1950-1954
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Contracts- Glaziers and Glass Dealers
1955-1958
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Contracts- Glaziers and Glass Dealers
1960-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Contracts- Glaziers and Glass Dealers
1969-1973
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Contracts- Glaziers and Glass Dealers
1975-1990
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Contracts- Granite Cutters
1924-1944
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Contracts- Granite Cutters
1948-1972
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Contracts- Highway, Road and Street Construction Laborers
1972-1975
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Contracts- House Shorers' Union and House Movers-(Old)
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Contracts- House Wreckers' Union Local 95
1957
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Contracts- House Wreckers' Union Local 95
1963-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Contracts- House Wreckers' Union Local 95
1969-1972
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Contracts- Ironworkers Local 455
1937-1939
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Contracts- Ironworkers Local 455
1941-1948
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Contracts- Ironworkers Local 455
1950-1953
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Contracts- Ironworkers Local 455
1954-1960
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Contracts- Ironworkers Local 455
1967-1988
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Contracts- Iron Workers, Local Union #580
1923-1928
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Contracts- Iron Workers, Local Union #580
1937-1939
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Contracts- Iron Workers, Local Union #580
1940-1948
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Contracts- Iron Workers, Local Union #580
1950-1953
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Contracts- Iron Workers, Local Union #580
1955-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Contracts- Iron Workers, Local Union #580
1969-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Contracts- Iron Workers, Local Union #580
1978-1993
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Contracts- Iron Workers, Structural, L.U. 40 and 361
1958-1963
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Contracts- Iron Workers, Structural, L.U. 40 and 361
1966-1969
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Contracts- Iron Workers, Structural, L.U. 40 and 361
1970-1977
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Contracts- Iron Workers, Structural, L.U. 40 and 361
1978-1991
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Contracts- Laborers-Concrete and Cement League
1929-1947
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Contracts- Laborers-Concrete and Cement League
1950-1975
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Contracts- Laborers-Concrete and Cement League
1960-1969
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Contracts- Laborers-Concrete and Cement League
1970-1978
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Contracts- Laborers-Concrete and Cement League
1978-1990
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Contracts- Marble Workers and Marble Industry Employers
1932-1946
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Contracts- Marble Workers and Marble Industry Employers
1950-1960
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Contracts- Marble Workers and Marble Industry Employers
1962-1971
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Contracts- Marble Workers and Marble Industry Employers
1972-1977
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Contracts- Marble Workers and Marble Industry Employers
1979-1991
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Contracts- Metallic lathers and Cement League
1918-1941
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Contracts- Metallic lathers and Cement League
1950-1960
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Contracts- Metallic lathers and Cement League
1960-1969
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Contracts- Metallic lathers and Cement League
1969-1974
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Contracts- Metallic lathers and Cement League
1976-1979
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Contracts- Metallic lathers and Cement League
1982-1993
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Contracts- Metallic lathers and Cement League
1926-1938
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Contracts- Metallic lathers and Cement League
1941-1950
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Contracts- Metallic lathers and Cement League
1950-1960
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Contracts- Metallic lathers and Cement League
1960-1969
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Contracts- Metallic lathers and Cement League
1969-1981
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Contracts- Metallic lathers and Cement League
1982-1990
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Contracts- Millwright (Carpenters)
1960-1972
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Contracts- Millwright (Carpenters)
1972-1984
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Contracts- Mosaic Employers with Workers and Helpers
1926-1933
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Contracts- Mosaic Employers with Workers and Helpers
1936-1946
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Contracts- Mosaic Employers with Workers and Helpers
1948-1963
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Contracts- Mosaic Employers with Workers and Helpers
1966-1975
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Contracts- Mosaic Employers with Workers and Helpers
1982-1990
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Contracts- Operating Engineers
1969-1972
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Contracts- Painters, Boss and Union (Brooklyn)
1926-1928
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Contracts- Painters, Boss and Union (Brooklyn)
1931-1937
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Contracts- Painters, Boss and Union (Brooklyn)
1949-1957
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Contracts- Painters, Boss and Union (Brooklyn)
1963-1989
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Contracts- Painters, Master and Union
1926-1928
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Contracts- Painters, Master and Union
1929-1933
Box: 6 Folder : 21 Contracts- Painters, Master and Union
1934-1937
Box: 6 Folder : 22 Contracts- Painters, Master and Union
1937-1945
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Contracts- Painters, Master and Union
1947-1948
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Contracts- Painters, Master and Union
1950-1959
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Contracts- Painters, Master and Union
1962-1965
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Contracts- Painters, Master and Union
1968-1974
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Contracts- Painters, Master and Union
1978-1985
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Contracts- Plasterers' Helpers
1917-1937
Box: 6 Folder : 29 Contracts- Plasterers' Helpers
1942-1946
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Contracts- Plasterers' Helpers
1947-1950
Box: 6 Folder : 31 Contracts- Plasterers' Helpers
1951-1959
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Contracts- Plasterers' Helpers
1960-1970
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Contracts- Plasterers' Helpers
1971-1978
Box: 6 Folder : 34 Contracts- Plasterers' Helpers
1980-1988
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Contracts- Plasterers' Union and Employers Plasterer
1915-1933
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Contracts- Plasterers' Union and Employers Plasterer
1934-1935
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Contracts- Plasterers' Union and Employers Plasterer
1941-1949
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Contracts- Plasterers' Union and Employers Plasterer
1951-1960
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Contracts- Plasterers' Union and Employers Plasterer
1962-1974
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Contracts- Plasterers' Union and Employers Plasterer
1976-1980
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #1
1946-1952
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #1
1961-1963
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #1
1966-1975
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #1
1984-1989
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #1
1990-1993
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #2
1917-1939
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #2
1946-1948
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #2 (contract books)
1960-1970
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #2 (contract books)
1970-1976
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #2
1976-1979
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #2 (contract books)
1979-1988
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #2
1988-1991
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Contracts- Plumbers' Laborers
1949-1957
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Contracts- Plumbers' Laborers
1963-1989
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #371
1932-1953
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #371
1954-1958
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #371
1963-1976
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #371
1977-1985
Box: 7 Folder : 25 Contracts- Plumbers, L. #371
1985-1994
Box: 7 Folder : 26 Contracts- Pres, Local #1974
1974-1977
Box: 7 Folder : 27 Contracts- Pres, Local #1974
1983-1992
Box: 7 Folder : 28 Contracts- Riggers and Machinery Movers
1919-1937
Box: 7 Folder : 29 Contracts- Riggers and Machinery Movers
1941-1948
Box: 7 Folder : 30 Contracts- Riggers and Machinery Movers
1950-1955
Box: 7 Folder : 31 Contracts- Riggers and Machinery Movers
1957-1958
Box: 7 Folder : 32 Contracts- Riggers and Machinery Movers
1960-1982
Box: 7 Folder : 33 Contracts- Roofers, Composition and Waterproofers Union
1924-1939
Box: 7 Folder : 34 Contracts- Roofers, Composition and Waterproofers Union
1941-1957
Box: 7 Folder : 35 Contracts- Roofers, Composition and Waterproofers Union
1960-1969
Box: 7 Folder : 36 Contracts- Roofers, Composition and Waterproofers Union
1972-1979
Box: 7 Folder : 37 Contracts- Roofers, Composition and Waterproofers Union
1980-1990
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Contracts- Roofers, Slate and Tile and Roof Sheet Metal Employers
1916-1939
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Contracts- Roofers, Slate and Tile and Roof Sheet Metal Employers
1942-1948
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Contracts- Roofers, Slate and Tile and Roof Sheet Metal Employers
1953-1957
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Contracts- Roofers, Slate and Tile and Roof Sheet Metal Employers
1960-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Contracts- Roofers, Slate and Tile and Roof Sheet Metal Employers
1967-1970
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Contracts- Roofers, Slate and Tile and Roof Sheet Metal Employers
1970-1976
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Contracts- Roofers, Slate and Tile and Roof Sheet Metal Employers
1987-1990
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Contracts- Sheet Metal Worker and Employers
1910-1939
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Contracts- Sheet Metal Worker and Employers
1940-1950
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Contracts- Sheet Metal Worker and Employers
1950-1957
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Contracts- Sheet Metal Worker and Employers
1960-1966
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Contracts- Sheet Metal Worker and Employers
1966-1970
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Contracts- Sheet Metal Worker and Employers
1971-1984
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Contracts- Sheet Metal Worker and Employers
1985-1990
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Contracts- Steamfitters and Helpers
1926-1929
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Contracts- Steamfitters and Helpers
1930-1942
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Contracts- Steamfitters and Helpers with Heating Contracts
1936-1947
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Contracts- Steamfitters and Helpers with Heating Contracts
1950-1963
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Contracts- Steamfitters and Helpers with Heating Contracts
1966-1975
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Contracts- Steamfitters and Helpers with Heating Contracts
1975-1984
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Contracts- Steamfitters and Helpers with Heating Contracts
1984-1990
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Contracts- Stone Setters and Employ'g Stone Set
1925-1947
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Contracts- Stone Setters and Employ'g Stone Set
1950-1962
Box: 8 Folder : 24 Contracts- Stone Setters and Employ'g Stone Set
1964-1990
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Contracts- Stone Cutters and Employers Machine Stone Workers
1923-1930
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Contracts- Stone Cutters and Employers Machine Stone Workers
1932-1940
Box: 8 Folder : 27 Contracts- Stone Cutters and Employers Machine Stone Workers
1940-1948
Box: 8 Folder : 28 Contracts- Stone Cutters and Employers Machine Stone Workers
1950-1989
Box: 8 Folder : 29 Contracts- Stone Masons and Contractors (old)
1916-1950
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Contracts- Structural Steel Workers
1939
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Contracts- Structural Steel Workers
1941-1948
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Contracts- Structural Steel Workers
1950-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Contracts- Structural Steel Workers
1960-1962
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Contracts- Structural Steel Workers
1965-1968
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Contracts- Structural Steel Workers
1970-1976
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Contracts- Structural Steel Workers
1976-1982
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Contracts- Structural Steel Workers
1982-1988
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Contracts- Structural Steel Workers
1987-1991
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Contracts- Teamsters
1968-1972
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Contracts- Teamsters
1972-1978
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Contracts- Teamsters
1982-1989
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Contracts- Teamsters
1939-1948
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Contracts- Teamsters
1948-1953
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Contracts- Teamsters
1955
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Contracts- Teamsters
1957-1959
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Contracts- Teamsters
1960-1963
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Contracts- Teamsters
1963-1966
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Contracts- Teamsters
1966-1973
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Contracts- Temporary Elevator Operators
1960-1972
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Contracts- Temporary Elevator Operators
1973-1981
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Contracts- Temporary Elevator Operators
1981-1990
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Contracts- Tile Layers and Helpers and Tile Co.
1926-1942
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Contracts- Tile Layers and Helpers and Tile Co
1947-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 25 Contracts- Tile Layers and Helpers and Tile Co
1960-1964
Box: 9 Folder : 26 Contracts- Tile Layers and Helpers and Tile Co
1967-1979
Box: 9 Folder : 27 Contracts- Tile Layers and Helpers and Tile Co
1970-1979
Box: 9 Folder : 28 Contracts- Tile Layers and Helpers and Tile Co
1979-1991
Box: 9 Folder : 29 Contracts- Timberman
1941 and 1969
Box: 9 Folder : 30 Contracts- Upholsters Agreement (Record Only)
1925-1968
Box: 9 Folder : 31 Contracts- Woodworkers (Old)
1915-1950

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Series II: Mediations, Arbitrations, and Correspondence, circa 1903-1995. 35 Linear Feet 35 Record Cartons

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Agreement* Allied Building Metal Industries and Building Trades Council Order on Laborers (Dioguardi Organization)
1921-1922
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Building Trade Council Agreement and Modification
Nov 20, 1919
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Building Trades Council Constitution and By-laws Building and Construction Trades Council Constitution and By-laws
1922-1962
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Bldg. Trades Council Agreement and Letter
May 17-Jun 16
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Building Trades Council
1932
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Certificate of Copyright Registration- Handbook & "The Shortened Workday"
1930-1950
Box: 10 Folder : 7 George Contos- Deceased Employee (Kitchen)
1944
Box: 10 Folder : 8 List of Association Secretaries- Unions Who Signed Arbitrations Plan
1903
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Mechanics & Trades Exchange & Beta Agreement Charter & By-law
1909-1933
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Samuel Untermeyr's Plan and Agrument against It, Building Trades Council Agreement
1922-Aug 12, 1929
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Trustees- Various Pension Funds Engineers W&P Fund
1968-1975
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Twelve Principles- Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting
Oct. 9, 1922
Box: 10 Folder : 13 U.S. Trust Co. Custodian Account, Improvement & Betterment
1938; 1957
Box: 11 Mediations
Box: 12 Mediations
Box: 13 Mediations
Box: 14 Mediations
Box: 15 Mediations
Box: 16 Arbitrations: 1 to 19-2a
Box: 17 Arbitrations: 19-3a to 24
Box: 18 Arbitrations: 24 to 37d
Box: 19 Arbitrations: 37f to 60a
Box: 20 Arbitrations: 60a to 71a
Box: 21 Arbitrations: 72 to 84-2b

Scope and Content Note

The collections contains contracts (arranged by name of union), mediation and arbitration files (arranged by case number), minutes of the BTEA (available on microfilm), correspondence, and a small number of photographs, newsletters and clippings.

Arrangement

Collection is mostly unprocessed; files are in original order.

Provenance

The records were donated to the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives in May 1999 by the Building Trades Employers Association, under an agreement with its Chairman, Louis J. Colletti.

Box: 22 Arbitrations: 84b-84-2b to 100h
Box: 23 Arbitrations: 100h to 129-ja
Box: 24 Arbitrations: 130 to 143-a
Box: 25 Arbitrations: 143-a to 160-3a
Box: 26 Arbitrations: 156 to 165
Box: 27 Arbitrations: 165a to 173
Box: 28 Arbitrations: 174 to 184-5b
Box: 29 Arbitrations: 184-5b-211-b
Box: 30 Arbitrations: 211-3b to 212-3f
Box: 31 Arbitrations: 212-3f to 230
Box: 32 Arbitrations: 230-a to 244-3d
Box: 33 Arbitrations: 244-4d to 260a
Box: 34 Arbitrations: 260-3a to 269-7c
Box: 35 Arbitrations: 269-7c to 282 and Other Materials
Box: 36 BTEA Minutes and Convention (Amendments)
1903; 1907-1929
Box: 37 BTEA Minutes
1937-1955
Box: 38 Special Agreements and Agreements with those not members of BTEA
1906-1976
Box: 39 Minutes-Executive Board
1971-1994
Box: 40 Correspondence, Arbitration and General Files
Box: 41 Correspondence, Arbitration and General Files
Box: 42 Correspondence, Arbitration and General Files
Box: 43 Correspondence, Arbitration and General Files
Box: 44 Correspondence, Arbitration and General Files
Box: 45 Photos, Newsletters and Clippings
1937-1975

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Series III: Mediations and Arbitrations: 2013 Accession, 1989-2011 2000-2011. 11 Linear Feet 11 Record cartons

Arrangement

Materials in this series have not been rearranged, but boxes have been renumbered to be included in the rest of the collection. Boxes are listed roughly in chronological order and materials within boxes contain a semblance of chronology, although it is not entirely consistent.

Scope and Content Note

Series 3 was added to the collection in 2013 and contains mediation and arbitration files created between 1989 and 2011. The boxes labeled "Arbitrations" contain bound transcprits, many of which are accompanied by three ring binders of official evidence. Mediation files are less formal and contain a wide range of documentation including, court papers, correspondence, and evidence relating to each suit. Please note that boxes labeled "Mediation" may also contain arbitrations as many disputes initially intended to be resolved as mediations ultimately ended in arbitration.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 46 Arbitrations/Mediations, assorted documents

Scope and Content Note

Mediation and Arbitration files mostly created before 2000. Also contains notes, statistics, and contact information created around 2003-3005.

1989-2005
Box: 47 Arbitrations: 01-01-00 to 28-11-01
2000-2001
Box: 48 Mediations: 01-01-00 to 44-01-02
2000-2002
Box: 49 Arbitrations: 34-05-01 to 79-08-03
2001-2003
Box: 50 Mediations: 46-02-02 to 63-11-02
2002
Box: 51 Mediations: 80-07-03 to 109-07-05
2003-2005
Box: 52 Arbitrations: 110-07-05 to 125-06
2005-2006
Box: 53 Mediations: 110-07-05 to 129-08-06
2005-2006
Box: 54 Mediations: 139-01-07 to 200-07-09
2007-2009
Box: 55 Arbitrations: 2007-2010 (Not Numbered)
2007-2010
Box: 56 Mediations: 187-12-08 to 241-8-8-11
2008-2011

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Box
OS 006
Folder
1
 

Series IV: Group Portraits, circa 1897-1906

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, as well as photocopies with captions, of the Board of Delegates and Board of Governors of the Building Trades Employers Association.

Series V: Archived Website, Feb 1, 2009-ongoing

Building Trades Employers' Association of the City of New York

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6349/*/http://www.bteany.com/]

Scope and Content Note

Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA) is affiliated with 28 trade union contractor associations, representing the 1,700 construction managers, general contractors and specialty subcontractor firms in New York City, who employ 125,000 people. Members range in size from multi-billion dollar internationally recognized firms to small and mid-sized specialty trade contracting firms. The BTEA promotes safety, skill training, professional standards, and works to strengthen the economic vitality and social fabric of New York City. The website contains event listings, reports and publications, including the BTEA News, training and committee information, bargaining agreement schedules, and information on their current projects.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at https://archive-it.org/organizations/567.

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