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Friday, February 24, 2017

Press Releases and Speeches

North America’s Building Trades Unions Welcome TransCanada Refiling for Keystone XL Approval -

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:
 

Senator Jeff Flake’s “Pay Cut for American Workers Act” -

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.

North America’s Building Trades Unions Celebrate Presidential Action to Jumpstart Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline Construction -

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:

North America’s Building Trades Unions Applaud Federal Infrastructure Initiatives -

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

Building Trades Union Members and Leaders Meet with President Trump -

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:

Speeches

President McGarvey Keynote Address to 2016 Legislative Conference -

Keynote Address from 2016 Legislative Conference

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.