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Mark H. Ayers
Sean McGarvey is the President of North America's Building Trades Unions - an alliance of 13 national and international unions that collectively represent approximately 3 million skilled craft professionals in the United States and Canada.

Entries by Mark H. Ayers

For the 99% of Americans, Keystone = JOBS

(7) Comments | Posted November 3, 2011 | 10:37 AM

For America's skilled craft construction professionals, any discussion of the Keystone XL project begins and ends with one word: JOBS. Today, roughly 14% of the American construction workforce is unemployed -- which is significantly higher than the overall national unemployment rate of 9%.

Throughout America's Heartland, the Keystone Pipeline represents...

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Keystone Pipeline -- Weighing Facts Versus Fiction

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2011 | 10:59 AM

Like the vast majority of Americans, the skilled craft professionals who comprise America's Building Trades Unions enjoy and value our nation's environment. In fact, it is not at all unusual for our members to engage in lively discussions about the environment and conservation issues in union halls across the country....

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The Height of Audacity

(6) Comments | Posted August 27, 2010 | 3:02 PM

As a labor leader, I have learned over the years to never underestimate the lengths to which some unscrupulous employers, and some associations and consultants who serve them in the business community at large, will go to squeeze American workers and fatten their profit margins, regardless of the social impact...

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There is No Tomorrow...America Needs Job Growth Now!

(177) Comments | Posted August 13, 2010 | 11:44 AM

By any objective measure, our national economy is not in recovery, but rather is still in serious trouble. The latest July figures from the U.S. Department of Labor show that unemployment remains at a very high 9.5%, while in the construction industry the jobless rate continues to hover at or...

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