Building trades unions

WASHINGTON – Over 2,000 national, state and local labor leaders are expected to be in attendance when the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO convenes its annual National Legislative Conference from April 19-21 at the Washington Hilton and Towers in Washington, DC.
Headlining this year’s event will be Vice President Joseph Biden.  Other speakers include:
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
U.S. Representative Kendrick Meek (D-FL)
U.S. Representative Xavier Bacerra (D-CA)
New Jersey State Senator Steve Sweeney (D)
DeMaurice Smith – Executive Director; NFL Players Association
Mark Shields – Political Commentator

The Building and Construction Trades Department is an alliance of 13 national and international unions that collectively represent 2.5 million skilled craft men and women in the United States and Canada.

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