Press Releases

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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NABTU STATEMENT RECOGNIZING INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY

“This day of action is a reminder that it is up to us to keep the good fight going by continuing to raise the bar and improve health and safety practices to ensure every worker returns home to their loved ones after a day on the job.”

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NABTU STATEMENT ON THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE ON WORKER ORGANIZING AND EMPOWERMENT

“We look forward to seeing the Administration’s efforts lead to an increase in union membership in communities across the nation.”

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NABTU STATEMENT ON THE INTRODUCTION OF THE CLEAN ENERGY FOR AMERICA ACT OF 2021

“This bill is a crucial first step towards strengthening labor standards for workers on clean energy job sites across the nation, and we are grateful to see it come to fruition.”

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NABTU OPPOSES FORMOSA PLANT IN LOUISIANA

North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and the Baton Rouge Building & Construction Trades Council (BCTC) today announced their opposition to the proposed Formosa Plastics petrochemical complex located in St. James Parish. The proposed site has been plagued by controversy since it was first announced.

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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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