Press Releases

President McGarvey’s Statement on 19th Anniversary of September 11

On this solemn anniversary, we remember and uphold the amazing legacy of the heroic building trades members and first responders who risked their lives with goodwill to save others.

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North America’s Building Trades Unions’ Statement Honoring Labor Day 2020

North America’s strength, prosperity, freedom, and progress relies on a labor market filled with justice and dignity for all. With hope for the future and for more healing across the world, I wish workers across North America a well-earned Labor Day.

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North America’s Building Trades Unions and American Investment Council Announce New Labor-Management Partnership 

First of its Kind Partnership will Support Union Jobs, Strengthen Retirements, & Help Economic Recovery

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NABTU STATEMENT ON NUCLEAR ENERGY PLANTS CLOSING IN ILLINOIS

WASHINGTON, DC – August 27, 2020 – Today, North America’s  …  

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North America’s Building Trades Unions Hold 70th Convention: NABTU charts its course for the next five years

WASHINGTON, DC – August 20, 2020 – This week, North  …  

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NABTU ISSUES TWO NEW STUDIES SHOWING THE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES IN AND JOB QUALITY IMPORTANCE OF ENERGY CONSTRUCTION

NABTU research affirms the great opportunities in union energy construction and shows that oil and natural gas construction jobs provide workers with better pay, health and pension benefits than other industries

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NABTU STATEMENT ON THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE SHUTDOWN

“We need to improve state and federal regulatory certainty so that safe, environmental and economical pipeline infrastructure projects can put thousands of Americans to work and boost ladders to the middle class with good, family-supporting jobs and apprenticeships.”

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NABTU STATEMENT ON THE ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE CANCELLATION

“After years of planning, procurement, preparation, and following every federal, state, local law and regulation, the Atlantic Coast pipeline cancellation is beyond disappointing.”

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API and NABTU Statement on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

“Like too many shovel-ready projects before it, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline faced legal and permitting challenges waged without merit by activists, and these challenges ultimately cost Americans along its route the environmental, employment, and economic benefits that modern pipeline projects bring.”

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NABTU APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE MOVING FORWARD ACT

“For years, NABTU, its affiliated unions and its members have urged both Congress and the Administration to pass a broad-scoped, robustly funded infrastructure package with strong labor standards to ensure that as we rebuild American infrastructure, we rebuild American communities by providing job and training opportunities to workers and their families. The Moving Forward Act meets these goals aggressively.”

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NABTU STATEMENT ON GUEST WORKER PROGRAMS

“We are pleased that the Administration is moving to curtail the expansion of business models that rely on importing low-wage foreign labor that undercuts the wages and working conditions of American workers.”

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NABTU Statement Commending House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Efforts on New Surface Transportation Bill

“The INVEST in America Act will provide the level of funding needed to lay the foundation for long term economic recovery as we emerge from this COVID-19 economy, and the Chairman’s commitment to ensuring strong prevailing wage labor standards throughout the bill must be commended.”

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