NABTU Statement on the Collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge

Washington, D.C. – March 26, 2024 – North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement:

“North America’s Building Trades Unions express our deepest condolences to those impacted by the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore early this morning; our hearts go out to all the victims and their families. We are thankful that communications between local officials prevented further tragedies and loss of life. We also commend the first responders and search and rescue heroes who sprang into action at a moment’s notice. 

“It is in times like these where we must come together and do whatever is necessary to lend a helping hand to those in need. Once all humanitarian relief is completed, as the Baltimore-DC Building Trades Council has expressed to the Governor’s office and Federal officials, we stand ready to help rebuild this critical port at an appropriate time. Just as we did during the I-95 bridge collapse in Philadelphia last June, our brothers and sisters across the Mid-Atlantic stand ready to mobilize, as there is existing experience, leadership, and capacity to help quickly rebuild this bridge with the appropriate crafts when the time comes.

“Until then, we offer our deepest thoughts, prayers, and solidarity as the Baltimore community recovers from this tragic incident.”