Baltimore-DC Metro Building Trades Council
Baltimore-D.C. Building Trades (BDCBT) President Stephen Courtien has been a member of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) since 1998, serving in several key roles at both the local (District Council 51) and international level. In 2011, Courtien began his role as the Business/Legislative Representative and D.C. Director for the Washington, D.C. Building and Construction Trades Council (now the Baltimore-D.C. Building Trades) where he represented and advanced the views and interests of the Building Trades before various councils and boards.
The region thrived under his leadership as Stephen helped negotiate, implement, and administer more Project Labor Agreements in the Capital region than at any time in the modern era. As part of that seminal work, Stephen was also responsible for initiating, nurturing, and maintaining close working relationships with contractors and developers. In recognition of his established industry credential and résumé, Stephen was appointed President of the BDCBT by North America’s Building Trades Unions’ President Sean McGarvey effective January 1st, 2020.