Press Releases

NABTU STATEMENT ON INFRASTRUCTURE MEETING AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Washington, D.C. – July 23, 2021 – North America’s Building Trades  …  

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NABTU APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE INVEST IN AMERICA ACT

“As has been proven time and time again, broad and robust infrastructure investment is the core foundation for sustained economic growth.  The over $700 billion in funding provided for roads, bridges, transit, rail, clean water and drinking water systems is the type of scale we desperately need to upgrade our nation’s outdated and crumbling infrastructure.”

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NABTU Commends Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

“This deal has the potential to play a vital role in generating family-sustaining, middle class careers for construction workers across America.”

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NABTU COMMENDS DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR’S EMPHASIS ON PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS

“With the Administration’s goal of creating 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, it is imperative that these jobs of the future generate viable pathways to the middle class. Today’s announcement is a solid step in the right direction.”

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NABTU APPLAUDS TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE ACTION TO MOVE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BILL

“The INVEST in America Act will provide the level of funding needed to lay the foundation for a stronger economy that benefits working people in every corner of the nation, in both large cities and rural communities.”

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NABTU COMMENDS BIPARTISAN DEFEAT OF WAGE CUTTING AMENDMENT

“Although the Senator’s failed attempt was an unnecessary exercise that delayed passage of this much needed and timely legislation, it is a fresh reminder to the hard-working men and women in the construction industry about who really are their champions in public office.”

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NABTU SAYS ‘THE TIME IS NOW’ FOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

The event addressed the successes and challenges facing the unionized construction industry, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need for a broad infrastructure package that incorporates strong labor standards and supports the creation of middle class, family-sustaining careers.

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NABTU STATEMENT ON THE U.S. INNOVATION AND COMPETITION ACT

“Unfortunately, over the last two weeks, this legislation has garnered opposition from a handful of Republican Senators whose central point of contention is the wages construction workers will receive to build this highly sensitive and critical infrastructure.”

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NABTU COMMENDS THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2021

“The safest and most highly skilled construction workforce in the world is ready to deliver safer, more efficient transportation infrastructure that will incorporate new technologies and lay a foundation for sustained economic growth across the nation, building back better and stronger as we continue to emerge from the Covid-19 economy.”

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North America’s Building Trades Unions Statement Regarding Enbridge Line 5

“North America’s Building Trades Unions and Canada’s Building Trades Unions are calling for the safe and continued operation of Enbridge’s Line 5 to protect thousands of jobs on both sides of the border.”

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Hardhats and Hard Conversations–Lean In Circles Bring Tradeswomen Together to Navigate Bias and Ask for What They Deserve

“Increasing opportunities for women in our unions is incredibly important, and we want to provide them with all the tools needed to be successful—this includes being an ally and supporting women at all levels of the construction industry.”

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NABTU COMMENDS PRESIDENT BIDEN’S AMERICAN FAMILIES PLAN

“This framework acknowledges that it is not enough to build back to where we were prior to the pandemic, but that we need bold investments in our economic future to take the much-needed strides to generate more opportunities for families to enter and stay in the middle class.”

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