WASHINGTON, DC — Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, issued the following statement today on the election of Joe Biden as President-elect and Kamala Harris as Vice President-elect of the United States.
“On behalf of the over 3 million skilled craft men and women that comprise North America’s Building Trades Unions, we congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their historic election.
“The patience America has demonstrated to ensure that every legitimate vote was counted preserved the strong fibers of our democracy and the importance of a fair and accurate election process. We must never take for granted the sacredness of the process, and we are grateful that our democracy counts all casted ballots.
“Struggling American families have suffered too long through broken promises of the current Administration. During this tumultuous time with a severe and growing pandemic, existing economic crisis with millions of Americans out of work, and our country’s divisiveness, NABTU looks forward to the calm, responsible, and forward-thinking leadership of a Biden Administration.
“President-elect Biden has promised to be a President for all Americans. We share his view to represent all working Americans regardless of party and look forward to working alongside him to ensure their betterment. We hope this new Administration, Congress and the entire country will put aside political differences and begin to address our country’s pressing needs, to work together in a balanced and responsible way, and to put our nation on a better path forward so that our nation can be stronger, healthier and more unified as a people.”