News From: Build Union

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 04, 2017

Trump plays the Building Trades

In January, handpicked conservative leaders from some of the Building Trades Unions sat down with Trump. It was rumored that they discussed his $1 Trillion infrastructure plan. Months later, we still...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 30, 2017

Our Infrastructure Wish List

One of Trump’s biggest promises on the campaign trail was that he was going to use his experience as a builder to fix our nations infrastructure problems.  In the middle of January, he met...

by Press and Media | on Mar 20, 2017

Building Union on the Rise

In recent years, construction in New York City has skyrocketed.  As more projects started breaking ground, more of these jobs started to go to non-union companies.  Now a report from Crain...

by Chris Erikson Jr. | on Mar 01, 2017

Protect the Project Labor Agreement

During the 2016 Presidential Election season, union leadership made concerted efforts to educate their members. They listed the issues at hand, brought up the numerous reasons why elections on all...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 24, 2016

Green jobs off the coast of Rhode Island

Recently, labor leaders from Long Island joined with labor leaders from Rhode Island to check out the Deepwater Wind project.  This offshore wind farm is a first of its kind in the United States...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 06, 2016

Proving apprenticeship graduation rates

When elected officials start talking about student debt and college, they often mention apprenticeship programs.  These programs are a sort of a working college for the men and women who are...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 20, 2016

Adding to the Chicagoland Skyline

This past weekend I had the chance to check-in with IBEW Hour Power at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 39th Convention in St. Louis.  Not to oversimplify their mission, but...

by Press and Media | on Aug 09, 2016

Making friends with enviros

You know how they say politics makes strange bedfellows? Well, sometimes the environment does, too.Leaders from the United Steelworkers, the Sierra Club, the Utility Workers Union and the National...

by Press and Media | on Aug 02, 2016

Trades getting good press

Thousands of the best-paid blue-collar jobs in the Big Apple are opening up, starting with a huge union recruitment drive for carpenters and laborers.And the blue-collar compensation, with benefits...

by Press and Media | on Aug 01, 2016

Blue collar millennials

Washington Mayancela decided he wanted his life to be degree free.He joins legions of well-schooled millennials bucking the trend of college, taking often dirty but well-paid blue-collar jobs.Coming...

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