Press Releases

North America’s Building Trades Unions Stand Ready, Able and Willing to Assist with Hurricane Harvey Clean-Up and Re-Build Efforts

September 1, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Owens 202-756-4623  …  

Read More

America Still Needs Nuclear Power

August 31, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Owens 202-756-4623  …  

Read More

Department of Energy Grid Study Confirms Need for Baseload Power Plants

August 24, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Owens 202-756-4623  …  

Read More

NABTU Statement on Hate in America

August 16, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Owens 202-756-4623  …  

Read More

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

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

Read More

NABTU Apprenticeship Programs Seen as Model for Expansion

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

Read More

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  …  

Read More

NABTU Raises Alarm Over H2B Visa Increase in Congressional Budget Bill

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

Read More

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:

Read More

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:

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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:

Read More

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:

Read More

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:

Read More

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.

Read More

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:

Read More

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:

Read More

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:

Read More

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:

Read More