Matthew Arancich

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Matty Aracich has served since 2018 as President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, an organization comprised of 36 local affiliates of 15 national and international unions representing 65,000 skilled tradeswomen and tradesmen on Long Island.
Since assuming his position as President of Long Island's Building Trades, Mr. Aracich has pursued expanding opportunities for the Council such as utilizing project labor agreements (PLA) to provide labor cost savings and advance major public and private projects. His primary role is enhancing development throughout Long Island and engaging in political activities that are paramount in ensuring labor standards continue to protect workers.
In addition to his work in the public and private sectors, Mr. Aracich has been instrumental in addressing the inequities of the local Industrial Development Agencies (IDA) and made advancements towards the use of local labor creating a significant increase in union construction jobs in the process.
The focus of the Building Trades Council is aligned with the local community; we provide a pathway to the middle-class in the Building Trades through our pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.
Today Long Island's Building Trades are becoming more inclusive and diverse than ever. Local Unions are increasingly seeking minority men and women to enhance access to their union apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. Outreach to disadvantaged communities and local community groups have been proven to work. Developers, Contractors, Towns and Counties have experienced the benefits organized labor brings to the table.
Prior to his tenure as President of the Building and Construction Trades Council, Mr. Aracich had other roles in organized labor, including being Business Manager of the Heat and Frost Insulators, Local No.12
Mr. Aracich is currently President of the National Offshore Wind Training Center, Executive Board Member of the Long Island Federation of Labor, Board Member of the United Way, Member of the Living Wage Advisory Committee for Nassau County and Co-Chair of many Labor Advisory Committees.
Mr. Aracich is a fierce climate warrior and advocates for all large-scale renewable energy projects across Long Island. He has focused on introducing new innovations that replace fossil fuels to the construction industry that will grow the organization’s affiliated unions and remain competitive in an environment that is constantly evolving.