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Washington, D.C. (January 23, 2017) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America, made the following statement on today’s meeting with President Donald Trump:
Today along with Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, and fellow leaders of the construction trades, I met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and senior White House Officials in the Roosevelt Room and in the Oval Office, in a session that showed the President’s remarkable courtesy and his commitment to creating hundreds of thousands of working class jobs.
It is very encouraging for the hard-working men and women who build our nation that President Donald Trump chose to meet within days of taking office to discuss pressing issues facing workers in the construction and energy industries. In the meeting, President Trump was clear about his determination to create opportunities for working men and women through infrastructure investment.
LIUNA looks forward to partnering with the Administration in pushing for an aggressive infrastructure plan. LIUNA and fellow representatives from the Building Trades Unions also raised the importance of key issues; including ensuring that investment in public construction supports good family-supporting jobs and the need for speedy approval of critical pipeline infrastructure projects like the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines.
LIUNA is ready to work with the new Administration in the coming years to strengthen our country and to protect the livelihoods of working class men and women.
The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build America.