President - Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Matthew Aracich was unanimously elected President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties in 2018. In his role as President he represents more than 65,000 Tradesmen and Tradeswomen belonging to 37 affiliated Labor Organizations.
Matthew is a third-generation union member, spanning more than 100 years of family heritage. In his previous career he served as the Business Manager/Financial Secretary of Heat and Frost Insulators, Local Union No.12 located in NY City. In that capacity he was the union’s principal administrator and responsible for negotiating contracts, Trustee for more than $200 Million in benefit funds, securing work opportunities for the membership and representing the union for their political agenda.
Since taking office he was selected to join the Board of Directors for United Way of Long Island. President Aracich, has a strong resume that includes being a heavy equipment operator for the U.S. Navy, and began his career in construction as a commercial diver nearly 40 years ago.