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North America’s Building Trades Unions Welcome Presidential Permit for Keystone XL Construction

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 04:41
WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today by North America's Building Trades Unions in response to the decision by the US State Department granting a Presidential Permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline:

The 2016 Election Was About the Interests of Working-Class Americans

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 09:24
Without question, the most widely discussed by-product of the 2016 election cycle was the measure of strength that Donald J. Trump enjoyed among blue-collar, working-class Americans, including a sizable number of building trades and other rank and file union members.

New Poll Shows Disconnect Between Voters and Lawmakers Who Favor Prevailing Wage Repeal

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 14:10
A new poll shows that proposals to eliminate prevailing wage protections are disconnected from the concerns and attitudes of voters...

Union Construction Continues to Expand - And That's No Accident

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:03
WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) in response to the recent release by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics of its annual report on union labor membership and market density:

The Sierra Club's Nonsensical Opposition to Gas-Fired Power Generation

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:05
The Sierra Club — the same group that once touted the benefits of natural gas as a bridge fuel  —released a report recently attacking natural gas as “another filthy fossil fuel,” claiming that if natural gas-fired power plants are built, “America won’t be building a bridge, but rather a superhighway to climate disaster.” There’s one big problem with this line of thinking — based on scientific analysis and facts, it’s, quite frankly, wrong.

North America’s Building Trades Unions Welcome TransCanada Refiling for Keystone XL Approval

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 09:27
WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today in response to the filing by TransCanada for a Presidential Permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline:
 

Senator Jeff Flake’s “Pay Cut for American Workers Act”

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 08:12
WASHINGTON, DC -- Senator Jeff Flake’s badly informed call for the repeal of the federal Davis-Bacon Act is a shining example of a politically tone-deaf maneuver backed by discredited research and misguided special interest groups.

North America’s Building Trades Unions Applaud Federal Infrastructure Initiatives

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 15:18
WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions:
 

North America’s Building Trades Unions Celebrate Presidential Action to Jumpstart Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 10:59
WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today in response to the issuance of an Executive Order by President Donald J. Trump that clears the way for the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines:

Building Trades Union Members and Leaders Meet with President Trump

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:54
WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) at the conclusion of a “listening session” meeting held with President Donald J. Trump, and including Presidents Sean McGarvey of NABTU, Terry O’Sullivan of LIUNA, Douglas McCarron of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Mark McManus of the United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders & Service Techs, Joseph Sellers of SMART - the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, and several rank and file building and construction trades craft professionals:

Nomination of Representative Ryan Zinke to be US Secretary of the Interior

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 13:29
WASHINGTON, DC:  The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions in support of the nomination of Representative Ryan Zinke to be the next United States Secretary of the Interior:

2016 Holiday Gift Giving Event

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 15:40
2016 Holiday Gift Giving Event

Holiday Gift Giving Event Brightens Christmas for 50 DC-Area Families

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 13:38
The 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Giving Event, sponsored by North America’s Building Trades Unions, Helmets to Hardhats, and the AFL-CIO,was held on Decembver 19th.

Nomination of Rex Tillerson for U.S. Secretary of State

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 09:56
WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was issued today by North America’s Building Trades Unions in response to the announcement by President-elect Donald J. Trump that he has nominated Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be the next U.S. Secretary of State:

NCCMP Announces New Leadership

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 14:09
WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was issued today by Sean McGarvey, Chairman of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP):

NCCMP Announces New Leadership

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 08:18
WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was issued today by Sean McGarvey, Chairman of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP):

USACE Denies Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 14:09
WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was issued today by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) in reaction to the decision by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to halt any further construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline:

Statement on the Nomination of Elaine Chao to be U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 13:51
WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was issued today by North America’s Building Trades Unions in response to the announcement that Elaine Chao will be nominated to serve as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation:
 

C.H.O.I.C.E. Spearheads Winter Coat Drive for Baltimore School Children

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 09:05
Winter Coats delivered to 1st Graders at 3 Baltimore City Elementary Schools...

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