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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Press Releases and Speeches

Keystone Rejection - Politics Wins; American Workers Lose -

WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was released today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, in reaction to the announcement by the Obama Administration that it is formally rejecting the application to construct the Keystone XL pipeline:

With Record Level of Republican Support, U.S. House Overwhelmingly Rejects Attack on Davis-Bacon Act -

54 GOP Members Acknowledge Need to Protect Community Wage and Benefit Standards

North America's Building Trades Unions Applaud Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Leadership on Health Care Excise Tax Repeal -

WASHINGTON, DC -- North America’s Building Trades Unions released the following statement in response to Secretary Hillary Clinton’s position on the health care excise tax repeal:

North America's Building Trades Unions Statement on the KXL Pipeline -

WASHINGTON, DC -- With yesterday's public announcement by Secretary Clinton, all Democratic candidates for President have now stated their opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Hispanic Heritage Month -

WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was released today by North America's Building Trades Union in acknowledgment of Hispanic Heritage Month:


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 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.