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.
Video: The Importance of the Rover Pipeline and Benefits of Affordable Natural Gas
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.
Jack Gerard Highlights ONGIL-MC at the 2016 NABTU Legislative Conference
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 …
MSNBC Video: Apprenticeships Offer Debt-Free Job Training
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.
NABTU Convention Highlights Labor and Industry Partnerships
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.
McGarvey: Oil and Gas Energize U.S. Job Market
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 in DC: May 11-15
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 Applaud Senate Authorization of Keystone
North America’s Building Trades Unions released the following statement today reacting to the Senate’s passage of S.1, The Keystone Pipeline Act.
Grand Forks Herald: Don’t disparage pipeline construction jobs
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:
Nebraska Supreme Court backs Keystone XL pipeline route
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.