Press Releases

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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NABTU STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO NATIONWIDE PROTESTS

“It is our hope that Americans of goodwill will now rise and shine as beacons of love and light in this moment of darkness and despair. The men and women of North America’s Building Trades Unions will do whatever it takes to help provide a model of decency, understanding and respect for our fellow citizens.”

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NABTU STATEMENT ON AFL-CIO ENDORSEMENT VOTE

“At this time, NABTU’s total focus remains on Congress and the Administration passing and providing additional relief measures for our members and the American people… Political considerations will be made by NABTU at a later date.”

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CMRAVE Welcomes New Executive Director: David Porter to Lead Helmets to Hardhats

“Porter joins Helmets to Hardhats from the United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping program (VIP), where he served as Lead Instructor aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. He has over a decade of experience in training, management, human resources, marketing and recruitment.”

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NABTU Statement on Observance of Memorial Day

“Today, as we continue to battle through this ongoing crisis. we remember, honor, and pay tribute to all of these brave men and women who have given their lives protecting us, yesterday, today and tomorrow.”

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NORTH AMERICA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS CONTRIBUTE $3 MILLION TO DIABETES RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOUNDATION TO FUND CELL THERAPY FOR COVID-19

“NABTU and its members are proud to stand behind the work of Dr. Ricordi, the Diabetes Research Institute team and their partners around the world as they work to find a cure for diabetes and protect the lives of people affected by COVID-19.”

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NABTU Statement in Recognition of May Day 2020

“This May Day presents us with a unique opportunity to reflect on the contributions of the working class and the labor movement locally, nationally, and across the globe.”

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NABTU Statement in Recognition of International Workers’ Memorial Day

“This Workers’ Memorial Day, as a tribute to those we’ve lost before and during this pandemic, let’s keep up the good fight for the living by continuing to raise the bar to improve health and safety management practices.”

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NABTU and CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training Announce National Disease Control Standard for U.S. Construction Sites

“Amid growing concerns across various industries regarding workplace safety in lieu of federal actions, the building trades are trying to do our best to protect our members and contractors on the job, and – for that matter- everyone in the construction industry.”

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Labor, Industry, Respond to Montana District Court Decision on USACE Nationwide Permit 12

“Based on our initial review, one thing is clear: the judge’s decision to vacate NWP12 went well beyond what the plaintiffs requested. The decision creates tremendous uncertainty in an already uncertain time, and could lead to lengthy delays.”

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