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U.S. House Again Overwhelmingly Rejects Attack on Davis-Bacon Act

July 14, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Owens 202-756-4623  …  

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NABTU Apprenticeship Programs Seen as Model for Expansion

June 14, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Owens 202-756-4623  …  

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North America’s Building Trades Unions Kick Off Infrastructure Week with Key Leaders from Both Public and Private Sectors

May 15, 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Owens  …  

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NABTU Raises Alarm Over H2B Visa Increase in Congressional Budget Bill

May 2, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Owens 202-756-4623  …  

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North America’s Building Trades Unions Call for Civil Discourse as Nebraska Begins Keystone XL Hearing Process

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) in advance of the May 2 hearing in York, Nebraska concerning the Keystone XL Pipeline:

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North America’s Building Trades Unions Applaud “Buy American/Hire American” Executive Order

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) in response to the “Buy American/Hire American” Executive Order announced today by President Trump:

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President Trump Headlines Day 2 of Building Trades Unions Conference

WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald J. Trump today addressed the 2017 Legislative Conference of North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU). In remarks delivered to a full ballroom of roughly 3,000 national, state, and local building trades union leaders and rank-and-file members, President Trump renewed his Administration’s commitment to advancing a comprehensive package of infrastructure investments.

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NABTU Kicks Off 2017 Legislative Conference

WASHINGTON, DC – North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) convened its annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC April 3 by asserting its intention to mount a forceful campaign in support of infrastructure investments, energy infrastructure and the protection of community wage and benefit protections under the federal Davis-Bacon Act.

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North America’s Building Trades Unions Welcome Presidential Permit for Keystone XL Construction

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today in response to the State Department granting a Presidential Permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline:

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Union Construction Continues to Expand – And That’s No Accident

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) in response to the recent release by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics of its annual report on union labor membership and market density:

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North America’s Building Trades Unions Welcome TransCanada Refiling for Keystone XL Approval

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today in response to the filing by TransCanada for a Presidential Permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline:

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Senator Jeff Flake’s “Pay Cut for American Workers Act”

WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Jeff Flake’s badly informed call for the repeal of the federal Davis-Bacon Act is a shining example of a politically tone-deaf maneuver backed by discredited research and misguided special interest groups.

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North America’s Building Trades Unions Celebrate Presidential Action to Jumpstart Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today in response to the issuance of an Executive Order by President Donald J. Trump that clears the way for the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines:

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North America’s Building Trades Unions Applaud Federal Infrastructure Initiatives

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions:

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Building Trades Union Members and Leaders Meet with President Trump

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) at the conclusion of a “listening session” meeting held with President Donald J. Trump, and including Presidents Sean McGarvey of NABTU, Terry O’Sullivan of LIUNA, Douglas McCarron of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Mark McManus of the United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders & Service Techs, Joseph Sellers of SMART – the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, and several rank and file building and construction trades craft professionals:

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Nomination of Representative Ryan Zinke to be US Secretary of the Interior

WASHINGTON, DC: The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions in support of the nomination of Representative Ryan Zinke to be the next United States Secretary of the Interior:

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Nomination of Rex Tillerson for U.S. Secretary of State

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was issued today by North America’s Building Trades Unions in response to the announcement by President-elect Donald J. Trump that he has nominated Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be the next U.S. Secretary of State:

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NCCMP Announces New Leadership

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was issued today by Sean McGarvey, Chairman of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP):

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USACE Denies Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was issued today by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) in reaction to the decision by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to halt any further construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline:

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Statement on the Nomination of Elaine Chao to be U.S. Secretary of Transportation

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was issued today by North America’s Building Trades Unions in response to the announcement that Elaine Chao will be nominated to serve as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation:

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