NABTU STATEMENT ON THE 2023 STATE OF THE UNION
Washington, D.C. – February 8, 2023 – North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement:
“Last night, President Biden reminded us that when Americans work together, greatness follows. Whether it be rebuilding America’s infrastructure, strengthening protections for workers and increasing the diversity and skills of America’s workforce to restoring multiemployer pensions, boosting U.S. high-tech manufacturing and making the largest investment to fight climate change and accelerate domestic energy production, Biden’s priorities are setting America on a more secure and viable path forward. President Biden and the 117th Congress laid an extraordinary sustainable foundation that will generate millions of middle-class, family-sustaining careers and protect workers’ health and wages for years to come. The 118th Congress must finish the job and deliver more bipartisan wins for America – starting with the National Apprenticeship Act and reforms to our outdated permitting process.
“NABTU applauds President Biden’s blue collar blue print to rebuild America. As a result of his steadfast commitment to uplift working families in forward-focused investments, our economy, national security, public health and safety, and America’s middle class will be stronger with more meaningful opportunities for dignity and shared prosperity for all.”