Press Releases

NABTU STATEMENT ON NUCLEAR ENERGY PLANTS CLOSING IN ILLINOIS

Shutting down these two emissions-free nuclear plants will have a devastating impact on the lives of thousands of working men and women in Illinois.

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

For over a century, NABTU has hosted this quinquennial Convention to amend the constitution, elect leadership and plan for the next five years.

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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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NABTU STATEMENT PRAISING SUPREME COURT RULING THAT CIVIL RIGHTS LAW PROTECTS LGBTQ WORKERS

“Today’s ruling affirms what we know – that any form of discrimination is unacceptable. We don’t tolerate it on our jobsites, and we don’t tolerate it in our communities. This landmark decision is another step forward towards equality and dignity for all.”

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NORTH AMERICA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS WELCOME SEAN STRICKLAND AS CBTU EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

“Sean is a respected senior construction executive with the strong leadership experience and understanding of the Building Trades needed to carry on the important work we do and to effectively represent Canada’s skilled trades workers at the national level.”

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NABTU STATEMENT APPLAUDING IOWA VOTERS FOR DEFEATING RACIST DAVIS-BACON ANTAGONIST STEVE KING

“We’re pleased Iowa voters sent a clear and strong message that racism and right-to-work for less are bad for workers and families and that warped and outrageous views like his will no longer be tolerated. As this vote and the nationwide protests over the past week show us, Americans want justice for marginalized communities and will not be silenced.”

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