2022 was a groundbreaking year for the building trades — literally.
🛠 The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act started funding projects across the country and created more than 700,000 jobs this year alone.
💪 In May, North America’s Building Trades Unions and Ørsted signed a historic Project Labor Agreement that expands domestic energy production and ensures good-paying jobs in the offshore wind industry — all built by an American union workforce.
🔬 The bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act will reinvigorate American manufacturing and strengthen domestic supply chains — and create thousands of good-paying construction jobs.
⚡️ The Inflation Reduction Act will create millions of jobs while making the necessary investments to combat climate change. It expands core labor standards by requiring prevailing wages on projects funded by $300B in clean energy tax credits.
🧑🏭 2022 marked 85 years since the National Apprenticeship Act was signed. This historic act paved the way for our gold-standard Registered Apprenticeship training model that sets up millions for family-sustaining careers.
Together, we’re building a better future for our country, our families, and our communities. Hope everyone’s had happy holidays, and here’s to all we’ll accomplish in 2023! Visit rebuildusa.org for more!