As the United States works to rebuild our economy from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Congress must be focused on getting Americans back to work. They should focus their efforts on creating and protecting reliable, good-paying, family-supporting jobs. Comprehensive new studies found quality job opportunities in oil and natural gas construction, and both union and non-union energy construction workers report that oil and natural gas jobs are better for them in both the short and long term.
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North America's Building Trades Unions' (NABTU) world-class apprenticeship programs train workers to become highly-skilled, six figure earning construction workers through a debt-free, technologically-advanced education. These earn-as-you-learn programs pay family-supporting wages and provide health care coverage and retirement benefits.
North America’s Building Trades Unions are fast developing a reputation as a valuable and reliable partner in helping to re-build lives and strengthen whole communities by creating opportunities and pathways for the next generation – especially women, communities of color and military veterans – through our apprenticeship-readiness and formal apprenticeship education and training infrastructure.
But, every day across this great nation, NABTU’s member unions and its rank and file members are also busy providing community aid and assistance wherever and whenever it is needed. Our members and our local union leaders are not only your friends and neighbors, but we are your Little League coaches, church volunteers, youth mentors, as well as many other important roles that make our communities strong and viable.
Make Your Job Better Make It Union
The construction industry is booming and there's a nationwide shortage of workers who can get the job done. So there's never been a better time for you to gain a fairer share of the profits you're producing, and make your construction job a good union job. By joining together with your co-workers and forming a union where you work, you're paving the way to higher pay, better benefits and a much more secure future.
Serve Your Country, Secure Your Future, Building North America
Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry.
The program is designed to help military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the construction industry.
Most career opportunities offered by the program are connected to federally-approved apprenticeship training programs. Such training is provided by the trade organizations themselves at no cost to the veteran. No prior experience is needed; in fact, most successful placements start with virtually no experience in their chosen field. All participating trade organizations conduct three to five year earn-while-you-learn apprenticeship training programs that teach service members everything they need to know to become a construction industry professional with a specialization in a particular craft. And, because these apprenticeship programs are regulated and approved at both federal and state levels, veterans can utilize their Montgomery G.I. Bill benefits to supplement their income while they are learning valuable skills and on the job training.
In 2007, Helmets to Hardhats supplemented its existing program with a disabled American veteran program known as the “Wounded Warrior” program, which serves to connect disabled veterans with employment opportunities in the construction industry and the careers that support construction.