Our industry, nation, and the globe are facing an unprecedented moment with respect to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  As the situation evolves, North America’s Building Trades Unions stand prepared to help. This resource page will provide guidance and updates to help members and industry navigate the significant challenges we are facing during this uncertain time.

Federal Government Affairs and Legislative Resources

Links to agency updates and regulations regarding the CARES Act and Families First legislation

  • Congress has passed two major pieces of legislation addressing COVID-19 and the president has signed them into law. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) were designed to provide economic relief for businesses and workers severely impacted by COVID-19. NABTU lobbied very aggressively to ensure each bill contained policies that would help the working families of the construction industry as well as its contractors.

Legal Resources

U.S. Department of Labor Resources

State Information

Health and Safety Resources

NABTU Jobsite and Worker Health and Safety Guidance

  • CPWR and NABTU have just released COVID-19 Standards for U.S. Construction Sites, a new national standard for infectious disease exposure control practices for job sites designed to prevent disease, disability and death. They are available in English and Spanish.Read the standards and see other resources, including a new Toolbox Talk in English and Spanish.

OSHA Health and Safety Information

CDC Health and Safety Resources


NABTU Weekly Reports