Press Releases

NABTU COMMENDS PRESIDENT BIDEN’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

“Calling for big, broad, and bold infrastructure investment is an important first step in creating union jobs that will expand the middle class and promote family-sustaining careers in industries such as ours.”

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NABTU APPLAUDS CONFIRMATION OF MARTY WALSH AS U.S. SECRETARY OF LABOR

“People in Congress are seeing what we’ve seen for years – a hardworking leader with vast executive experience that will champion working families, while also partnering with business to help create ladders of opportunity for anyone that wants a chance to succeed in this country.”

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NORTH AMERICA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS MOURN THE PASSING OF STEPHEN D. BECHTEL, JR.

“It is more than an employer-employee relationship, and Stephen Bechtel always showed mutual respect for his clients, his team, and the craft people that had the opportunity to work for him. His place in the history of iconic construction leaders of the 20th century has long been secured, and the admiration of tens of thousands of building trades families endure. We sincerely mourn his passing.”

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NABTU APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

“The Rescue Plan gives the American people the tools that they need to wrestle COVID-19 to its knees and finish the fight so that we may start to rebuild our shattered economy and a better future for all Americans.”

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NABTU COMMENDS THE PASSAGE OF THE PRO ACT

“We urge the Senate to pass this important piece of legislation, and we look forward to working with both sides of the aisle to make this a reality, so that more Americans can secure access to ladders to the middle class and in doing so, strengthen the economy.”

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NABTU STATEMENT IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION WEEK

“On behalf of North America’s Building Trades Unions, I wish all tradeswomen a happy Women in Construction Week. I am beyond grateful for your strength, perseverance, and dedication to your craft and look forward to our continued work together as we expand opportunities for women within our industry.”

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NABTU COMMENDS EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TO RESCIND IRAPS AND REINSTATE THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON APPRENTICESHIP

“These executive decisions are the right ones to help strengthen America’s working class today and tomorrow, and we’ll continue working with the Administration and Congress on workforce development programs that truly increase middle-class career opportunities for all.” 

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NABTU STATEMENT ON WHITE HOUSE MEETING WITH PRESIDENT BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS

“NABTU proudly stands with this Administration as they undertake the important and necessary work to ‘Build Back Better’ and we are eager to do our part to ensure that America gets back on the path to growth and shared prosperity.”

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NABTU OFFERS ALL TRAINING CENTERS AND UNION HALLS TO PRESIDENTIAL COVID-19 RELIEF TASKFORCE FOR NATIONAL VACCINE DISTRIBUTION

“Our members and facilities are uniquely prepared to aid immediately from the many blood drives and other mobilizing community service events we’ve hosted throughout our history, and we look forward to being available to the President’s Taskforce to do whatever it takes to help support our country, lessen the suffering of this pandemic and get America vaccinated.”

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NABTU STATEMENT APPLAUDING PASSAGE OF THE NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP ACT OF 2021

“With this new bill, Registered Apprenticeship will not only continue strengthening economic opportunities in every community, both large and small, across our great nation but will also open pathways for more industries to expand productive and highly-skilled workforces.”

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NORTH AMERICA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF JOHN SWEENEY

“John Sweeney’s passing is not just a loss for the labor movement; our entire country lost a decent, kind man who never wavered on his convictions in life.”

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NABTU Statement in Recognition of Black History Month

“It’s imperative that we rightfully acknowledge these leaders of the past, present, and future who earnestly advocate for lasting respect, dignity, and opportunity for all, as they’re inspiring the betterment of humanity in a world desperately in need of it.”

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