Philadelphia, PA – June 1, 2023


On June 1, NABTU visited Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Laborers’ District Council training center. This event focused on how the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council has worked diligently to provide pathways to building trades careers for local underserved communities. The event also highlighted several key political allies such as Mayor Jim Kenney, Democratic Mayoral Candidate Cherelle Parker, Speaker of the PA House of Representatives Joanna McClinton, and many more.

In The News

Philadelphia Inquirer – “When you look back 10 years from now,… you’re going to see whole communities changed.”

Philadelphia Tribune – “Labor unions are the backbone of our country, and the building trades here in Philadelphia have actually built our city. Strong union jobs are the gateway out of poverty for millions of Americans each year. Here in Philadelphia, the building trades have made incredible progress in helping to grow their members in diverse, previously underserved, segments of our population.”

WHYY (Philadelphia Public Radio) – “This is celebrating the programs that are already in place, the ones that will grow from it, that will concentrate on communities of color, underserved communities — veterans, women, the formerly incarcerated — to give them all the opportunity to change not only their lives, but their families’ lives, and whole communities across the city.”

Sharable Resources

Check out the highlight video from our event.