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NABTU Summary of US Government COVID-19 relief legislation

Posted by on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 @ 10:03 AM

Summary

In the last two weeks, Congress has passed one major piece of legislation and is poised to do the same in the coming days on a second bill. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has been signed into law by the president. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is scheduled to be voted on by the US House of Representatives as early as Friday, March 27 after already passing the US Senate on Wednesday, March 25. The House is expected to pass the bill and then it will head to the president who is expected to sign it into law.
Both of pieces of legislation were designed to provide economic relief for businesses and workers severely impacted by COVID-19. North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) lobbied very aggressively to ensure each bill contained policies that would help the working families of the construction industry as well as its contractors. The following memo is a summary of many of the key provisions impacting the building trades and its industry partners.
While Congress is expected to officially recess until mid to late April (possibly longer), plans for a fourth relief bill are already coming together. With the help of all the affiliates and our councils, the building trades will begin lobbying on it immediately. As you will read, we have unfinished business and our members and their families are depending on us to get it done.

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Topics: North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Health and Welfare, Insulators Union, COVID-19

NABTU STATEMENT ON FINAL IRAP RULE FROM DOL

Posted by on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 @ 16:03 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Topics: Government Affairs, Department of Labor, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

Former Seattle Business Manager helps others at the negotiating table

Posted by on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 @ 14:02 PM

Seattle Building Trades Executive Secretary and former Insulators Local 7 Business Manager, Monty Anderson led the way in securing an agreement to streamline the negotiating process for employees of King County.

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Topics: Building Trades, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), Local 7, Seattle, WA

Trades Women Conference promotes empowerment

Posted by on Wed, Dec 4, 2019 @ 11:12 AM

More than 2,800 attendees discussed, networked and learned about the importance of empowering tradeswomen during the 2019 North America’s Building Trade Unions (NABTU) Trades Women Build Nations (TWBN) Conference.

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Topics: North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), Apprenticeship and Training Fund, Women Build Nations Conference

Tell the Department of Labor you support the construction industry’s exclusion from IRAPs

Posted by on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 15:07 PM

The Department of Labor has introduced draft language for regulations on expanding apprenticeships, including expanding Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs).

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Topics: Government Affairs, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)

Construction creates jobs and, yes, challenges in Seattle — let’s tackle the growing pains together

Posted by on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 13:07 PM
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Topics: Building Trades, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), Local 7, Seattle, WA

9 Democratic Presidential candidates address NABTU delegates

Posted by on Thu, Jul 11, 2019 @ 06:07 AM

Delegates heard from multiple politicians hoping to become the Democrat candidate to run for President in 2020 during the final day of the to the North America’s Building Trades Unions 2019 Legislative Conference.

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Topics: Building Trades Legislative Conference, Government Affairs, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)

McGarvey and Pelosi tout alternatives to Green New Deal

Posted by on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 @ 18:07 PM

At the North America’s Building Trades Unions Annual Legislative Conference, NABTU President Sean McGarvey and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calf.) both discussed the need for lawmakers to pass laws that create good-paying jobs for union construction workers.

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Topics: Building Trades Legislative Conference, Government Affairs, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)

IIIATF Steering Committee attends  NABTU Apprenticeship Conference

Posted by on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 @ 15:03 PM

Training coordinators and instructors from all the Building Trades attended the third annual Apprenticeship Conference, hosted by the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Topics: North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), Apprenticeship and Training Fund

Over 100 Insulators gather for 2018 NABTU Women Conference

Posted by on Mon, Dec 17, 2018 @ 16:12 PM

The HFIAW was well represented at the 2018 North America’s Building Trade Unions (NABTU) Women Build Nations Conference. Held in Seattle in mid-October, more than 100 members of the HFIAW attended the conference.

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Topics: North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), Apprenticeship and Training Fund, Women Build Nations Conference

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