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.
The Grand Forks Herald published the following editorial dismissing the argument that the “temporary” construction jobs that pipelines create are not significant enough to justify building the infrastructure:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday approved the route for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, reversing a lower court that had blocked the proposal and clearing the way for a U.S. State Department ruling on the plan.
James T. Callahan, General President of the International Union of Operating Engineers, sent the following letter to House Speaker John A. Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi requesting their vote on H.R. 3, The Keystone XL Pipeline Act.
James P. Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives requesting their votes on H.R. 3, The Keystone XL Pipeline Act.
Edwin D. Hill, President of the International Brotherhood of Electical Workers, send the following letter to members of the House of Representatives urging their votes on H.R. 3, The Keystone XL Pipeline Act.