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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Press Releases and Speeches

U.S. House of Representatives Again Rebuffs Attempt to Repeal Davis-Bacon Act -

WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was issued today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, upon the defeat in the U.S. House of Representatives, by a vote of 181-239, of an amendment to the FY 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that would have denied funds for the enforcement of the Davis-Bacon Act:

North America’s Building Trades Unions Launch New Office to Advance "High Road" Construction Business Model in Baltimore/Washington, DC/Northern Virginia -

 New Office  Premised Upon Working with Industry, Government and Community Leaders to Leverage Construction Investments to Advance Career Training Opportunities in Skilled Trades

North America's Building Trades Unions Back New Highway Funding Proposal -

WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was released today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, on the transportation funding proposal agreement reached by Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bob Corker (R-TN):

North America's Building Trades Unions Surpass $50 Million Raised in Drive to End Diabetes -

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- On the eve of its annual "Labor of Love" charity event, North America's Building Trades Unions have announced today that they have surpassed $50 million in money raised for the effort to find a cure for diabetes.  The Building Trades' involvement in the fight against diabetes is just one example of the hundreds of millions of dollars that are contributed by union members towards a multitude of community service activities.

North America's Building Trades Unions Express Deep Concerns Over New EPA Carbon Regulations -

WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was issued today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, in reaction to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to curb carbon dioxide from existing power plants:

Speeches

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.