Press Releases

NABTU RECOGNIZES EQUAL PAY DAY

Washington, D.C. – March 14, 2023 – “This Equal Pay Day, NABTU recognizes the nationwide wage disparities that women across all industries of the American workforce face… NABTU recognizes this injustice and encourages companies and corporations to do their part by not only paying a fair and equal wage, but also by supporting their workforce in any and all unionization efforts.” 

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NABTU STATEMENT APPLAUDING THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S APPROVAL OF THE WILLOW PROJECT

Washington, D.C. – March 13, 2023 – “We applaud the Biden Administration for their approval of the project and their decision to support the over 1,600 middle-class supporting, union jobs this project will create.”

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NABTU TRADESWOMEN ADDRESS CONGRESS FOR WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION WEEK

Washington, D.C. – March 8, 2023 – This week, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) hosted a briefing in honor of Women in Construction Week focused on workforce programs and policy opportunities to increase recruitment and retention of women to trades careers, particularly as the federal government continues implementation of the IIJA, IRA, and CHIPS laws.

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NABTU Welcomes Final CHIPS Act Guidance Released by U.S. Department of Commerce

Washington, D.C. – March 03, 2023 – “This final guidance affirms Congressional priorities and intent regarding procurement, workforce development, and basic standards in the construction industry.”

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NORTH AMERICA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS APPLAUD NOMINATION OF JULIE SU FOR SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Washington, D.C. – March 1, 2023 – “We applaud President Biden for nominating Julie Su to serve as Secretary of the Department of Labor. Julie is a champion for workers, and her experience and leadership are already an asset to the Department of Labor and the entire U.S. workforce.”

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NABTU STATEMENT ON THE 2023 STATE OF THE UNION

Washington, D.C. – February 8, 2023 – “Last night, President Biden reminded us that when Americans work together, greatness follows.”

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NABTU STATEMENT APPLAUDING US DOL WOMEN’S BUREAU APPOINTMENT OF LEAH RAMBO AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Washington, D.C. – February 2, 2023 – “North America’s Building Trades Unions applaud the work and focus of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau to uplift tradeswomen, promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across all industries, and expand pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship education…”

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NABTU STATEMENT ON ALASKA’S WILLOW PROJECT

Washington, D.C. – February 2, 2023 – “North America’s Building Trades Unions applaud the issuing of the final supplemental environmental impact statement on the Alaska Willow Project by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.”

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NABTU WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS ARE INCREASING DIVERSITY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Washington, D.C. — January 17, 2023 — “This is the first study of its kind and gives our entire industry a benchmark in which we are all held to the same standard on DEI and workforce development programs,” said NABTU President McGarvey.

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NABTU Honors MLK Day 2023

Washington, D.C.– January 16, 2023 – “Today, NABTU joins the nation in remembering the remarkable life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

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NABTU Statement on Amanda Lefton’s BOEM Resignation Announcement

Washington, D.C. – January 10, 2023 – “Director Amanda Lefton’s commitment to expanding the offshore wind industry while supporting middle-class sustaining union jobs has been instrumental in establishing this industry as one that will value the working men and women of this country for decades to come.”

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NABTU STATEMENT APPLAUDING WILLIE PHILLIPS ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS ACTING CHAIR OF FERC

Washington, D.C.– January 5, 2023 – “Chair Phillips has long been an advocate who values both an all of the above energy approach and the middle-class sustaining jobs such an approach brings to the unionized construction workforce.”

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