NABTU Statement Applauding Senate Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, D.C. – August 8, 2022 – Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement:

“Yesterday, the Senate brought millions of construction workers, union and nonunion alike, one step closer to the promise of a career in the middle class. President Biden can fulfill that promise with his signature if the House passes the Inflation Reduction Act as soon as possible this week.

“This legislation stands to be a historic victory for building trades working families because of critical strong labor protections included in over $300 billion in tax credits for clean energy infrastructure projects. Such protections guarantee these projects will create middle-class, family-sustaining career opportunities in cities and towns across America.

“From nuclear, wind, solar and EV charging stations to hydrogen, carbon capture, battery storage plants and the installation of energy efficiency technology in commercial buildings, building trades working families are poised to be the real winners from this bill. Therefore, we strongly urge all members of the House to support the Inflation Reduction Act’s passage when it comes to the floor.”