Sean McGarvey is President of North America’s Building Trades Unions The United States is the world’s largest economy. Yet, in the last two decades, our national economic growth rate has been declining. In the 1950’s and 1960’s the average growth rate for the United States was above 4 percent. In the 1970s and 1980s, it still stood above 3 percent. …
On June 14, Sean McGarvey testified in front of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advocating for the swift approval of US pipeline projects to create union construction jobs. “Madame Chairwoman, while we talk about the various components of an energy project, we cannot neglect to mention in the impacts on the local community. Many of our small communities across …
API and ONGIL-MC released the following statement today applauding Shell’s decision to build a petrochemical complex in Pennsylvania creating six thousand union construction jobs. Click here to view the statement.
Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, discusses the importance of the Rover Pipeline and benefits of affordable natural gas.
API President Jack Gerard promoted the partnership between labor and the oil and natural gas industry while speaking at the 2016 North America’s Building Trades Legislative Conference at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. “At the core of our partnership is our common goal to protect and promote job growth and economic opportunity for American workers. The partnership between the …
Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, highlights in a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece how apprenticeship programs help individuals learn trades. He joins to explain how the programs work and how they are “a much more cost-effective way of acquiring jobs skills than a traditional college degree. Click here to view the video.
At the 2015 North America’s Building Construction Trades Convention, the opening video focused on how the building trades are working directly with industries and individual companies to create new work opportunities.
The American job market is the best it’s been in six years, according to the latest government data. The jobless rate is below 6 percent for the first time since 2008.
And in 2013, the United States became the world’s top producer of oil and natural gas—surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Infrastructure Week is a national week of high-profile events, media coverage, focused advocacy, and other efforts around the country to build momentum for revitalization of America’s economic competitiveness through rebuilding American infrastructure.
North America’s Building Trades Unions released the following statement today reacting to the Senate’s passage of S.1, The Keystone Pipeline Act.