Press Releases

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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NORTH AMERICA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS MOURN THE PASSING OF STEPHEN D. BECHTEL, JR.

“It is more than an employer-employee relationship, and Stephen Bechtel always showed mutual respect for his clients, his team, and the craft people that had the opportunity to work for him. His place in the history of iconic construction leaders of the 20th century has long been secured, and the admiration of tens of thousands of building trades families endure. We sincerely mourn his passing.”

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NABTU APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

“The Rescue Plan gives the American people the tools that they need to wrestle COVID-19 to its knees and finish the fight so that we may start to rebuild our shattered economy and a better future for all Americans.”

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NABTU COMMENDS THE PASSAGE OF THE PRO ACT

“We urge the Senate to pass this important piece of legislation, and we look forward to working with both sides of the aisle to make this a reality, so that more Americans can secure access to ladders to the middle class and in doing so, strengthen the economy.”

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NABTU STATEMENT IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION WEEK

“On behalf of North America’s Building Trades Unions, I wish all tradeswomen a happy Women in Construction Week. I am beyond grateful for your strength, perseverance, and dedication to your craft and look forward to our continued work together as we expand opportunities for women within our industry.”

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NABTU COMMENDS EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TO RESCIND IRAPS AND REINSTATE THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON APPRENTICESHIP

“These executive decisions are the right ones to help strengthen America’s working class today and tomorrow, and we’ll continue working with the Administration and Congress on workforce development programs that truly increase middle-class career opportunities for all.” 

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