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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:

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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. Read More

A new poll shows that proposals to eliminate prevailing wage protections are disconnected from the concerns and attitudes of voters...

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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:

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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.

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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:
 

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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.

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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:

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WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions:
 

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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:

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