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A Labor Day Message from Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions:

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A new, comprehensive study by researchers at the University of Missouri - Kansas City confirms the economic value associated with prevailing wage laws, while also debunking the claims that repeal of such laws will save taxpayers money.

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The Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council has been selected as the recipient of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Ambassador of Hope Award.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was released today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, upon yesterday's approval of a highway bill by the U.S. Senate:

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Mark Coles, the Executive Director of the new Community Hub for Opportunities in Construction Employment (C.H.O.I.C.E.), was the subject of an interview with "Center Maryland."

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(This article is being re-posted here with permission from the Kansas City Labor Beacon)

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was issued today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, upon the approval by the Maryland State Board of Public Works for a tidal wetlands license:

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was issued today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, upon the defeat in the U.S. House of Representatives, by a vote of 181-239, of an amendment to the FY 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that would have denied funds for the enforcement of the Davis-Bacon Act:

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The Wall Street Journal published and editorial insinuating that a government bailout was in the works for the multiemployer pension community.  Unfortunately, it's not true, and what's more, the Journal even reported as much two months ago.

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