Learn How to Launch a Career in the Building Trades


NABTU is dedicated to the stability of employment and economic security of organized construction workers in North America. The private investments made by our unions and our signatory contractors have created the most renowned apprenticeship training and education infrastructure found anywhere in the world. NABTU also works in close partnership with a wide array of industries to seek and secure a wide array of public policy challenges that lead to greater economic development across America.

NABTU Sets Industry Bar High with First National Offshore Wind Agreement

NABTU and Orsted announced a Project Labor Agreement to construct the company's U.S. offshore wind farms with an American union workforce. This national agreement is the first of its kind in the U.S. and sets the bar for working conditions and equity, creates career opportunities, and ensures projects are built with the safest and best-trained workers in America.

NABTU Pathway Programs Change Lives

NABTU sponsors comprehensive Apprenticeship Readiness Programs throughout the U.S. These programs provide a gateway for local residents – focusing on women, people of color, veterans, and the justice-involved – to gain access to Building Trades’ registered apprenticeship programs, which puts graduates on a pathway to a middle class, family-sustaining career.

NABTU possesses and maintains a culture and a set of fundamental values that bind all of us collectively as the world’s finest skilled craft professionals. And that culture also connects with a fierce advocacy for community wage and benefit standards that properly reward such work…all of which helps to build stronger communities, more productive industries, and a healthier and more prosperous nation

Sean McGarvey
NABTU President