About the Council

NorthEast Wisconsin Building and Construction Trades Council Fact Sheet


The NorthEast Wisconsin Building & Construction Trades Council shall be dedicated to the improvement of wages and fringe benefit packages which reduce employee turnover and sustains a quality family life; the advancement of apprenticeship and training and journeyworker upgrade programs which benefit not only our members but also our contractors and their customers; securing a safe and healthy work environment so all construction workers can return safely to their families; to provide quality and value in every construction project to our contractors and their customers; and to build quality communities through individual and Council involvement in area school and community functions and activities which further advance the positive character of the Council.


The NEWBCTC is made up of 39 member delegates who represent each labor union in the Council. Union membership is made up of thousands of craftsworkers across northeast Wisconsin who are dedicated to providing the best quality in the construction industry.

Number of members

10,000+ active trade members

Geographic region

N-E Clark, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oneida, Outagamie, Price, Shawano, N-E Taylor, Vilas, Waupaca, Winnebago, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Manitowoc, Marquette, Portage, Sheboygan, Waushara, Wood, Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Marinette and Oconto Counties.

Local union affiliations

  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
  • International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
  • North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • International Union of Elevator Constructors
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
  • International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers International
  • Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers International
  • Union of Operating Engineers
  • Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association
  • United Association Union Plumbers, Pipefitters & Service Techs
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers
  • Sheet Metal Workers International Association
  • Road Sprinkler Fitters Local #669
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America

Community affiliations

  • Central Wisconsin Contractors Association
  • Labor Management Council of Northeast Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance
  • Wisconsin State AFL-CIO
  • Helmets to Hardhats
  • National Workforce Development
  • Plover Area Business Association
  • Northeast Wisconsin Construction Industry Partnership

Leadership & executive committee

  • Ted Gumieny, Business Development Specialist
  • Andy Buck, President
  • Craig Wagner, Vice President
  • Gerald Schomaker, Financial Secretary
  • Jeremy Wicke, Recording Secretary
  • Adam Maves, Sergeant at Arms
  • Marvin Cartwright, Trustee
  • Steve Dorvinen, Trustee
  • Shane Griesbach, Trustee
  • Doug Dokey, Trustee
  • Jesse Jacques, Trustee

2828 N. Ballard Road
Appleton, WI 54911

Phone: 920-733-3136
E-mail: busrep1@newbt.org
Website: https://newbt.org