ONGIL KEY-1 028Mission Statement

Labor and the oil and natural gas industries have united to be a healthy and thriving part of the 21st century of the American economy. Recognizing the importance of providing innovative and affordable access to energy is vital to the American People and the Nation. As part of the American tradition of building and growth in the industrial base, we understand the importance of the strong relationship between labor and the companies that will harvest the wealth of untapped oil and natural gas resources. The two million skilled workers of the American oil and gas industry are part of diverse economic communities across the country by protecting this crucial American resource.

Working together we can protect and promote job growth and be part of the economic future of America. Coming together we will address issues facing American workers in the oil and gas industry and throughout the economic base by enhancing economic development of the oil and natural gas industry, working together on public policy decisions affecting job retention and growth and educating the public on the importance of our economic impact on communities across the country.


The Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee seeks to:

  • Advance public policy goals and promote technology that will drive job growth
  • Forge coalitions with like-minded organizations to advance public policy goals and promote technology that will drive job growth and address long-term challenges
  • Educate the public about the economic impact and effects of legislation that would affect exploration for, processing, refining, or marketing oil and natural gas
  • Identify areas of skills training needed in the construction and maintenance side of the industry
  • Address long-term challenges, such as increasing access, promoting pro job growth tax policies, promoting energy security, and rationally addressing climate change

Member Unions

  • North America’s Building Trades Unions
  • International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers
  • International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
  • International Union of Elevator Constructors, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America
  • Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association of the U.S. and Canada
  •  International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers
  • United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry of the U.S. and Canada
  • United Union of Roofers
  • Waterproofers and Allied Workers
  • International Union of Operating Engineers
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America