The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented challenges on workers, particularly for essential workers on construction sites, hospitals and other potentially dangerous settings.
Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the pandemic has transformed labor in America.
McGarvey also discussed the need to grow union apprenticeships and why he is seeing more people with college degrees seek professions in the building trades. Continue reading
Throughout the country there is a concerted effort to recruit more women into the building trades and show them that they are valuable and welcome in the industry.
North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Director of Research and Education Tom Kriger explained why it is a great time to get in the trades, the training provided by NABTU and more on AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading
In recent years, women have made massive strides in the labor movement and in the building trades specifically.
AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to share her history in organized labor, rising to her current position and to preview the North America’s Building Trades Unions Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference. Continue reading
The construction industry has been male-dominated and continues to be this way. Despite this fact, women are making steady progress in the industry.
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers General Organizer for Diversity Vicki O’Leary joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the upcoming Tradeswomen Build Nations conference and how she came up through the trades as an Ironworker. Continue reading
Getting more women into the building trades is a continuous process. Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Deputy Director Gina Walsh came on AWF Union Podcast to discuss getting more women into the trades, the upcoming Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference and her history as a tradeswoman.
North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast on Oct. 2 to talk about the state of building trades unions, the status on an infrastructure plan, the Trades Women Build Nations Conference and more. Continue reading
The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Deputy Director Gina Walsh discussed the upcoming Trades Women Build Nations Conference on the Sept. 23 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
Dr. Camillo Ricordi of the Diabetes Research Institute talked about stem cell research in curing diabetes as well as potentially curing COVID-19 and protecting yourself from other epidemics on the Sept. 10 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading