Washington, D.C. – July 25, 2022 – Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement:

“Last year, North America’s Building Trades Unions was proud to support the bipartisan United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). The same is true today. Hundreds of thousands of careers in construction will be jump-started because of this bill and the essential infrastructure it funds. And because prevailing wage requirements have been included, construction workers will be guaranteed middle class family-sustaining wages and benefits.

“Additional public policy is still needed to strengthen domestic manufacturing and curb China’s impact on the US, but this legislation is a necessary first step. Therefore, NABTU and its affiliates firmly believe both sides of the aisle must now come together to send it to President Biden’s desk for the sake of America’s national security, reinforcing our supply chains and maintaining US global competitiveness.

“The hardworking men and women of the building trades are ready to go to work on behalf of their country. They are ready to do whatever it takes to build the essential infrastructure necessary for America to beat other countries in this race for the future.”