HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leadership of the Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) has been elected to another term representing over 100,000 unionized construction workers working together with more than 3,500 signatory contractors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The delegates to a convention held in Harrisburg, PA, on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, unanimously elected Frank A. Sirianni as President and Walter A. Friedrich as Secretary-Treasurer, as well as 19 Vice Presidents and Trustees.
Sirianni was first elected in 2002 and was unanimously re-elected in 2006 and again this year. Friedrich was first unanimously elected Secretary-Treasurer in 2006 and again this year. Sirianni and Friedrich have been leading the fight to maintain and improve standards in the construction industry.
"The Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council has been working to maintain the highest standards of safety, training, and quality in construction in the Commonwealth for many years," said Sirianni. "It has been an honor to serve this great organization, and I look forward to continuing our work to preserve good, high quality construction trades jobs in Pennsylvania."
The BCTC has been deeply involved in promoting the use of Project Labor Agreements in conjunction with the use of state tax dollars in Pennsylvania for construction projects like schools, state prisons and other large taxpayer funded projects. The BCTC has also been closely following the push to develop new energy sources like the Marcellus Shale, which has the potential to create thousands of new construction, mining and transportation jobs in Pennsylvania.
"New developments in the construction industry, along with new opportunities like Marcellus Shale, present new challenges for the BCTC, but we are confident that we can respond in a proactive way," said Friedrich.
For more information on legislation supported by the Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council, go to the Council's website at www.pabuildingtrades.org or contact the Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council at 717-233-5726.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council