North America’s Building Trades Unions U.S. Legislative Conference, April 25-26, 2023


North America’s Building Trades Unions U.S. Legislative Conference, April 25-26, 2023

President Biden, Republican and Democratic leaders, Business and Labor executives to headline annual gathering

Washington, D.C. – April 21, 2023 – Thousands of national, state and local building trades leaders from across the country will gather at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 25, and Wednesday, April 26, for North America’s Building Trades Unions’ U.S. Legislative Conference.

The multi-day ‘Building the Infrastructure Generation’ themed event will feature plenary speeches from President Biden, labor, government, community, and business leaders celebrating historic federal infrastructure investments, and highlighting unionized construction’s gold-standard workforce development model and programs to increase diverse recruitment and retention in the industry. Capitalizing on these historic levels of investment, building trades unions are ready to meet the moment with the next infrastructure generation. Conference delegates will also attend educational workshops and visit Capitol Hill to advocate for infrastructure implementation, permitting reform, and the National Apprenticeship Act, among other key legislative priorities.

What: NABTU U.S. Legislative Conference – ‘Building the Infrastructure Generation’

When: 9 am – 1 pm ET, Tuesday, April 25, 2023

9 am – 12 pm ET, Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Who: President Biden, labor, government, community and business leaders

Where: International Ballroom, Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Conference plenaries are open to credentialed press only. Please RSVP to to request a credential and visit the event press booth to pick up your approved credential.

Conference Speaker Lineup:

President Joe Biden

NABTU President Sean McGarvey

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker

National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial

Bechtel Construction President and CEO Brendan Bechtel

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK)

Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA)

Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE)

Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (D-IL)

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)


Media Contact: Betsy Barrett, (202) 756-4623 |

About NABTU: North America’s Building Trades Unions is an alliance of 14 national and international unions in the building and construction industry that collectively represent over 3 million skilled craft professionals in the United States and Canada. Each year, our unions and signatory contractor partners invest almost $2 billion in private-sector money to fund and operate over 1,900 apprenticeship training and education facilities across North America that produce the safest, most highly trained, and productive skilled craft workers found anywhere in the world. NABTU is dedicated to creating economic security and employment opportunities for its construction workers by safeguarding wage and benefits standards, promoting responsible private capital investments, investing in renowned apprenticeship and training, and creating more construction career pathways to the middle class for women, communities of color, indigenous people, veterans, and the justice-involved. For more information, please visit