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WASHINGTON, DC -- Data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows continued membership growth for North America's Building Trades Unions.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- North America's Building Trades Unions agree with the need to place a greater emphasis upon middle class economics as a response to the growing challenges associated with inequality in America.

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Former US Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made a forceful and reasoned case for increased investment in infrastructure repair and innovation on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was released today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, in reaction to the White House’s effort to promote public-private partnerships for infrastructure:

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WASHINGTON, DC -- LeDaya Epps, one of First Lady Michelle Obama's guests at tonight's State of the Union address, was raised in the Los Angeles foster care system until she was a teen.  She graduated from high school but found it difficult to find a decent job. As a single mother caring for three children, finding meaningful employment was paramount.

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The Supreme Court of the state of Nebraska has overturned an earlier ruling that had until now held up construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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A Massachusetts government commission released a report January 8 that concludes that public sector Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) have been highly beneficial to the state.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was released today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, upon passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of legislation to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:

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In a comprehensive interview with BNA Bloomberg's Construction Labor Report, North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey offered his perspective on the importance of skilled craft apprenticeship in America today, as well as the challenges the system faces.

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