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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Press Releases and Speeches

Building Trades Unions Step Up Efforts to “Build Bridges Over the Political Divide” -

2015 Legislative Conference Focuses on Creating “Building Trades Majorities” at All Levels of Government

North America's Building Trades Unions Participate in Cove Point Liquefaction Project Groundbreaking -

LUSBY, MD -- Brent Booker, Secretary-Treasurer of North America's Building Trades Unions, was a featured participant at the March 25 groundbreaking ceremony for the Dominion Cove Point Liquefaction project in Lusby, MD.

Joint Statement from Leo W. Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers (USW) and Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) -

ATLANTA, GA -- There has been much confusion concerning the United Steelworkers (USW) negotiations with the refinery industry regarding the scope of our members’ work.

North America's Building Trades Unions President: "Keystone XL Veto Undermines A Strong American Middle Class" -

WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 25) -- Today, President Barack Obama vetoed bipartisan legislation approved by both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate that would've authorized the immediate construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. North America's Building Trades Unions have strongly urged the president to approve the construction of Keystone XL for more than six years.

North America's Building Trades Unions to President Obama: "Enough is Enough, Approve the Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline" -

North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey joins US House Speaker John Boehner, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other members of Congress in a press conference urging President Obama to sign into law legislation passed by the US Congress that would authorize the immediate construction of the Keystone XL pipeline


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.