Construction unions chief: Election results place jobs strategy above gridlock

Source: Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C.

In a statement congratulating President Obama and Vice President Biden on their re-election, BCTD’s Sean McGarvey offers this take on second-term activity affecting members and the construction industry:

“Over the past four years, America’s Building Trades Unions have lamented the toxic nature of our politics that sought to win the latest news cycle but rarely put the needs of constituents ahead of political party goals. With yet another convincing general election victory, President Obama correctly pointed out that the American people decisively ‘voted for action, not politics as usual…it’s about your jobs, not ours.’

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