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WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was released today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, upon the defeat in the U.S. Senate of S. 2280, legislation that would have granted immediate authority for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:

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WASHINGTON, DC -- North America's Building Trades Unions today announced that it had reached and surpassed its five-year fundraising objective for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami.

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November 12 marked the beginning of the annual effort by North America's Building Trades Unions, "Helmets to Hardhats," and the AFL-CIO to provide substantial assistance to the United State Marine Corps Reserves' "Toys for Tots" drive in the Washington, DC area.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- North America's Building Trades Unions today called upon the United States Congress to take immediate action to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was issued today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, on the results of the 2014 midterm elections:

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The Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region (FTI MAR) registered its first set of apprenticeship standards with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in 1945; and has operated in good standing since that time. In 2009 the FTI became the first, and remains the only, stand-alone building trades apprenticeship program to receive full accreditation from the U.S. Department of Education.

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The Children of Mine Youth Center in Washington, DC received some unexpected, yet entirely welcome, assistance on October 27th when volunteers from the "Helmets to Hardhats" program, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 51, the Community Hub for Opportunities in Construction Employment (C.H.O.I.C.E.) and the United State Coast Guard, lent a hand to help re-furbish the center's physical structure.

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New Study Confirms Direct Correlation Between Job Creation And Marcellus Shale Development

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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 release of the September Jobs Report by the U.S. Department of Labor:

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WASHINGTON, DC -- North America's Building Trades Unions applauds the decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to bestow final approval on the construction and operation of the Cove Point LNG liquefaction and export project in Lusby, MD.

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