Washington, D.C. – June 19, 2024 – Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement recognizing Juneteenth 2024:

“Today, NABTU joins the nation in commemorating Juneteenth, a day that marks the official emancipation of enslaved Black Americans in the United States. This day serves as a poignant reminder of our country’s history of slavery, systemic racism, and the ongoing fight for racial justice.

“Juneteenth is not just a reflection on the past, but a celebration of the resilience, achievements, and contributions of Black Americans throughout history. It is also a call to action for all of us to continue the work towards a more equitable and inclusive society.

“As we honor this significant day, NABTU reaffirms our commitment to standing with all marginalized communities, fostering diversity, promoting equality, and ensuring that our workplaces and communities are places where everyone can thrive.

“The journey towards true equality is far from over, but together, we can build a future rooted in justice, unity, and opportunity for all.”