Washington, D.C. – November 9, 2022 – Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) released the following statement from President Sean McGarvey congratulating Special Assistant to the President Melissa Wells on her Maryland delegate seat win:


“North America’s Building Trades Unions commend Melissa Wells on winning Maryland House District 40. Delegate Wells has always fought for policies that prioritize the economic sustainability of workers and their families. She is one of the most engaged labor leaders in Maryland and the country. We send her congratulations on her next term.”


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About NABTU: North America’s Building Trades Unions is an alliance of 14 national and international unions in the building and construction industry that collectively represent over 3 million skilled craft professionals in the United States and Canada. Each year, our unions and our signatory contractor partners invest almost $2 billion in private-sector money to fund and operate over 1,900 apprenticeship training and education facilities across North America that produce the safest, most highly trained, and productive, skilled craft workers found anywhere in the world. NABTU is dedicated to creating economic security and employment opportunities for its construction workers by safeguarding wage and benefits standards, promoting responsible private capital investments, investing in renowned apprenticeship and training, and creating pathways to the middle class for women, communities of color and military veterans in the construction industry. For more information, please visit