Traditional Fuels

The traditional fuel sources of our country have experienced dramatic changes and challenges in recent decades. To this day, they remain the largest provider of energy to states around the country, totaling more than 60%. Throughout these turbulent years, NABTU’s position in support of these industries has remained unchanged.1 As President McGarvey said, “Our unions support an all of the above energy strategy that supports and grows the middle class and those desperately trying to reach it.2

The Oil and Gas industry remains a strong basis for unionized labor as NABTU’s members participate in work up and down the distribution line.


Prominent Projects and Events:

Keystone XL Pipeline – Link

North America’s Building Trades Unions are deeply disappointed in the decision to cancel the Keystone XL permit on the President’s first official day in office.3

Enbridge Line 5 – Link 

From the petrochemical industry in Sarnia, ON, to the refineries in Ohio, and industries in Michigan and Quebec, the Building Trades annually, work millions of manhours to service and maintain industries supplied by Line 5. Over 30,000 jobs are expected to be lost if Line 5 is shut down. The importance of Line 5 for workers cannot be understated.4