NABTU Statement on Invasion of Ukraine

Washington, D.C. – February 24, 2022 – North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement: 

“North America’s Building Trades Unions express our strong support for the Ukrainian people during this unjustified attack. We are working with our partners and contractors to do whatever it takes to expedite maintenance to keep our domestic refining industry at maximum production. NABTU is prepared to move our highly-skilled craft people to where they’re needed and do all we can to support our fellow countrymen and leaders at this time.

“America has been polarized for far too long. This sustained division has been fueled by misinformation, much of it emanating from the very same thug who attacked Ukraine. Americans everywhere must recognize this, and rally around the Commander-in-Chief and our allies in Europe as we push back against Russia’s unwanted aggression, which is set to undermine a democratically elected government and a peaceful and sovereign nation. Now, more than ever, we must stand together and do our part to defend democracy, freedom, and liberty here and across the globe.”