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Building & Construction Trades Department

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Press Releases and Speeches

North America's Building Trades Unions Urge Immediate Congressional Approval For Federal Permitting Improvement Act -

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, joined with US Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to make a renewed push for expedited approval by the U.S. Senate of The Federal Permitting Improvement Act.

Membership in North America's Building Trades Unions Continues to Climb -

WASHINGTON, DC -- Data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows continued membership growth for North America's Building Trades Unions.

Statement by Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, on President Obama's State of the Union Address -

WASHINGTON, DC -- North America's Building Trades Unions agree with the need to place a greater emphasis upon middle class economics as a response to the growing challenges associated with inequality in America.

Public-Private Partnerships are a Welcome Component to Infrastructure Fix -

WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was released today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, in reaction to the White House’s effort to promote public-private partnerships for infrastructure:

First Lady Michelle Obama's SOTU Guest, LeDaya Epps: A Journey from Foster Care and Single Motherhood to Skilled Craft Professional Thanks to Union Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship-Readiness Programs -

WASHINGTON, DC -- LeDaya Epps, one of First Lady Michelle Obama's guests at tonight's State of the Union address, was raised in the Los Angeles foster care system until she was a teen.  She graduated from high school but found it difficult to find a decent job. As a single mother caring for three children, finding meaningful employment was paramount.


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.