NABTU Statement Recognizing Juneteenth 2023

Washington, D.C. – June 19, 2023 – Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement recognizing Juneteenth 2023:

“Today, NABTU joins America in recognizing Juneteenth, which commemorates the official emancipation of slavery in the United States. This important observance provides us with an additional opportunity to not only reflect on America’s history of slavery, racism, and discrimination but also to celebrate freedom and the incredible achievements of Black Americans over the course of history. While the fight for true equality continues, NABTU stands with all marginalized communities as we collectively pursue a better tomorrow.