North America’s Building Trades Unions

Pictured above on the top stairs are Business Manager Valentino Ceria and President Matthew Brady along with other Building Trades Union leaders. They visited Hawaii U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (front) and other congressional leaders.

The North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) held its annual Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. attended by Building Trades Union leaders from all over the country. The focus was on the recent passage of historic laws creating record amounts of infrastructure jobs for skilled trades professionals. Members of Congress were applauded for advancing and protecting policies impacting the next infrastructure generation and the fight for all building trades working families.

Keynote speakers included Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building Trades Unions, Marty Walsh, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor, and Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader, U.S. Senate. There were many other labor and legislative speakers during this educational conference, but the special guest everyone was waiting for was The Honorable Joe Biden, President of the United States. The President labels himself as the most pro-union President in American history, and proud of it. He said, “Wall Street didn’t build America. The middle class built America, and unions built the middle class!” Biden went on to say that they created more than 12 million new jobs and the unemployment rate is at an all-time record low for construction jobs. He said union workers are going to transform America, and union workers are going to finish the job. Biden also mentioned that Intel has committed $20 billion to build two new chip factories, that’s 10,000 jobs – 7,000 construction jobs with prevailing wages. “It’s time to finish the job,” exclaimed Biden, to the chants of, “Four more years! Four more years!”