Infrastructure & Job Creation

Traditional Infrastructure

NABTU supports a broad-based, aggressive investment strategy to meet our infrastructure needs and provide for sustained job opportunities for our members. Whether it is our roads, bridges, waterways, ports, municipal water systems or public buildings, the time has come to engage in serious terms about investing in America’s crumbling infrastructure.

Energy Infrastructure

NABTU believes a modern energy policy should embrace an “all of the above” power production strategy. A balanced approach will result in economic prosperity, enhanced domestic energy security and robust job creation. Our dependence on foreign supplies of oil and gas, along with the threat of global climate change, exemplifies the need for a comprehensive energy policy, which benefits our economy and creates jobs for building trades members in constructing a modern energy infrastructure of the future.

Federal Permitting

Public and private entities seeking to undertake major capital projects must often run the gauntlet of a dozen separate agency reviews and approvals, occasionally resulting in years of project delays. The resulting uncertainty surrounding major projects makes new construction investments less attractive and hinders job creation for building trades members. NABTU is committed to reducing the red tape that needlessly delays much needed infrastructure projects.

Federal Regulatory News

Federal regulations have a great impact upon public and private infrastructure investments. From road and bridges, to ports and pipelines, federal regulations can have both positive and negative effects on projects breaking ground.

NABTU Secretary-Treasurer Brent Booker Testimony to House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

Secretary-Treasurer Brent Booker testified on October 11, 2017 before the  …  

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NABTU Secretary-Treasurer Booker Testifies Before US Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee

NABTU Secretary-Treasurer Brent Booker offered testimony on Thursday, September 7,  …  

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Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Master Plan for the Consolidation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Headquarters at the Federal Research Center at White Oak in Silver Spring, Maryland

Background:  GSA announced its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement  …  

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State Updates

Across North America, state and regional building trades councils fight for jobs for our members on infrastructure projects impacting their communities.