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Monday, August 31, 2015

Press Releases and Speeches

North America’s Building Trades Unions Convene for 69th Constitutional Convention -

“Value@Work - Partnerships for Growth in North America” Theme Emphasizes Strategic Approach Toward Businesses, Industries, and Local Communities

North America's Building Trades Unions on Passage of Trade Promotion Authority -

The following statement was released today by North America's Building Trades Unions in reaction to passage by the U.S. Senate of legislation providing the President with Trade Promotion Authority:

Building Trades Applaud New York Leadership for Agreement on 421-a Program -

WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was released today by North America's Building Trades Unions in reaction to the agreement reached on the framework for a reformed 421-a program that ensures the payment of prevailing wages for New York City's construction workforce:

National Union Leaders Condemn Low-Wage Proposal by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio -

The presidents of the AFL-CIO and North America’s Building Trades Unions today sharply condemned Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 421a proposal, which expands a lucrative tax giveaway for wealthy developers while failing to require a standard of middle-class wages for working families.

U.S. House Passes Two-Month Highway Fund Extension -

WASHINGTON, DC [MAY 20, 2015] -- The following statement was released by North America's Building Trades Unions in response to the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015:

Speeches

Keynote Address - 2015 Legislative Conference -

President McGarvey's Keynote Address to the 2015 Legislative Conference of North America's Buildnig Trades Unions

BCTD President McGarvey Addresses 2012 National Legislative Conference -

Ladies and gentlemen... brothers and sisters... and distinguished guests...it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 2012 National Legislative Conference of the Building and Construction Trades Department.

And it is my distinct and humble honor to address you this morning as the President of this great organization.  I am so very grateful to this Governing Board of Presidents for placing their faith and trust in me.  And you can rest assured that it will be my intention to NEVER, EVER let you down.