Washington, D.C. – February 17, 2021 – Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement regarding his meeting this afternoon with U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris:

“Today, leaders of North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) were pleased to have the opportunity to meet directly with President Biden, Vice President Harris and key Administration officials to discuss the challenges facing America and specifically, issues of importance to the construction industry.

“NABTU leadership was pleased to offer our ongoing assistance with COVID relief measures, including vaccine distribution, that will help our nation regain its footing following the havoc wreaked on working families by this deadly and destructive virus.  Additionally, NABTU leaders were able to raise important issues and share their unique perspective regarding retirement security, energy policy, infrastructure investments and pathways to the middle class.  We are highly encouraged by the dialogue and appreciate the opportunity to represent the men and women of the Building Trades to the highest levels of our government.

“We know that much work needs to be done to unite this country, and success will be measured by our collective ability to produce real results for hardworking Americans and, in so doing, restore faith for millions of families across this great nation, regardless of political affiliation.  NABTU proudly stands with this Administration as they undertake the important and necessary work to ‘Build Back Better’ and we are eager to do our part to ensure that America gets back on the path to growth and shared prosperity.”