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Saturday, October 25, 2014


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  • President McGarvey Extols the Virtues of Union Apprenticeship Programs at Congressional Black Caucus Conference - 9/29/2014

    Participating in a September 25 panel discussion at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference, North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey delivered a compelling narrative on how union construction apprenticeship programs are delivering measurable value for whole industries and individual companies, while simultaneously building pathways to quality career training for historically under-served communities, like minorities, women, and transitioning military veterans.
  • 9/11 - We Remember - 9/11/2014

    Today marks the 13th anniversary of the tragic and horrific events that occurred on September 11, 2001.  North America's Building Trades Unions remember and honor those who lives were lost in the cowardly and dastardly acts of that day - including dozens of rank and file members of our affiliated unions.  We also honor those members of our unions in the greater New York area who were some of the first to arrive on the scene in the aftermath of the Twin Towers' collapse in order to put their skills to work helping in the search and recovery efforts. 
  • Contract to Cheat - An Expose on Misclassification in Construction - 9/8/2014

    McClatchy Newspapers has published what is perhaps the most extensive and revealing piece of investigative journalism into the practice of "employee misclassification" in the U.S. construction industry; a practice that cheats workers; penalizes responsible contractors; and robs federal, state and local governments of billion of dollars every year. READ THE FULL SERIES HERE

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The 2014 Legislative Conference Opening Video

The 2014 Legislative  Conference


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America's Building Trades Unions: Our Value Proposition

America's Building Trades Unions have always been seen as a value-added partner.  But, there...

President's Blog

President McGarvey

Sep 3, 2014

George Meany Comes Home

George Meany sculpture, and his legacy, comes home to AFL-CIO headquarters

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