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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:

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The Wall Street Journal published and editorial insinuating that a government bailout was in the works for the multiemployer pension community.  Unfortunately, it's not true, and what's more, the Journal even reported as much two months ago.

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

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Southern Company officials give a tip of the hat to union skilled craft professionals for exemplary work in Alabama.

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The American Labor Movement steps up to help re-build America's infrastructure

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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):

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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.

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During the course of the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents of the project have been dismissive of the jobs associated with the construction of KXL because those jobs are "temporary" - failing to understand that all construction jobs are temporary by definition. They also fail to understand the significant economic benefits that can accure to a local area as a result of such jobs.  

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Georgia Power Company executives testify that Plant Vogtle is proceeding exactly as planned.

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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:

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