Tag Archives: NABTU

NABTU Issues Directive For Apprenticeship Week

The fifth annual National Apprenticeship Week will take place from Nov. 11 through Nov. 17 and North Americas Building Trades Unions (NABTU) has issued a directive to promote a slightly different message this year. This November, NABTU is pushing the use of the branded term “National Save Apprenticeship Week,” according[…] Read More →

McGarvey: Historic response against IRAPs

The number of comments filed with the U.S. Department of Labor against Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs being permitted in the construction industry was record setting, the North America’s Building Trades Unions announced. “This historic number of nearly 325,000 comments submitted by working men and women across the United States, makes it[…] Read More →

Remembering IBEW President Emeritus Ed Hill

The building trades and organized labor lost a great leader with the Dec. 3 passing of Edwin D. Hill, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers International President Emeritus. Hill, 81, passed away following a battle with pneumonia. As International Secretary-Treasurer from 1997 to 2001, he streamlined the union’s accounting systems and[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Featured at NABTU Legislative Conference

Dave Wondolowski, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary, made his monthly appearance on America’s Workforce Radio and spoke with host Ed “Flash” Ferenc about the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council being featured during the North America’s Building Trades Union Legislative Conference. The Cleveland Building Trades were recognized[…] Read More →

Bill introduced to create composite plans

Bi-partisan legislation one piece of plan to save multiemployer pensions On Feb. 14, U.S. Reps. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) introduced H.R. 4997, the Give Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) Act. This legislation authorizes the creation of composite plans, which modernize traditional multiemployer pension plans by combining key[…] Read More →

McGarvey: Ensure multiemployer pension plan security

Two major construction industry leaders believe now is the time to safeguard multiemployer pension plans. In op-ed article written by Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), and Stephen Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer of the Associated General Contractors (AGC), and published in “The Hill,” they urge Congress[…] Read More →