STA focuses its activities on problems affecting subcontractors in public and private construction, including progress payments, bid-shopping, improper back charges, legislation, prevailing wage enforcement, lien laws, insurance and bonding and the like. Current problems and issues of special concern to our members are addressed through one-on-one meetings arranged directly with agencies or parties involved and at our regularly scheduled General Membership Dinner Meetings.
With the goal of improving the economic well-being of our members, STA provides the information, representation and support our members require for business success. As the industry became more dependent upon subcontractors to perform an ever-increasing portion of contract work, the need for legislation to protect their interests grew tremendously. In 1975, STA embarked on a program for legislative change, resulting in 34 pieces of legislation to the benefit of its members. That tradition of legislative advocacy continues today.