Government Affairs and Legislative Resources

Federal Information

Congress has passed two major pieces of legislation addressing COVID-19, and the president has signed them into law. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) were designed to provide economic relief for businesses and workers severely impacted by COVID-19. NABTU lobbied very aggressively to ensure each bill contained policies that would help the working families of the construction industry as well as its contractors.

Update on Employee Protection Provisions in the U.S. Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act

Contractor Summary of CARES Act

State Information


Legal Resources


Health and Safety Resources

Jobsite and Worker Guidance

OSHA Information

CDC Resources

USDOL Information

WHO Information


All of this information is posted on our COVID-19 Resources webpage. This site is updated daily to keep you informed with the latest health, safety and industry resources, press releases, legal guidance and government affairs information.


Our COVID-19 Resources page can be found at:

Member’s Corner a place to share your old stories with your Brother’s and Sister’s.  If you would like to share a story, contact the hall.


George Comer, Jr – George is a 50+ year member of our local.  He has shared a few stories from his years in the local.  Click to read his stories.
G.Comer Stories 


John Simon & Friend

This is an Old Northwest Model 25 Shovel. The Shovel was sitting in downtown Washington, DC for years. It has CAT engine with a pony motor. The pony motor was locked up. I converted it to electric start. The shovel has been restored and is currently in a museum.

Clarence Boston & Slick McGee

I was a charter member of the Baltimore Washington Chapter of the Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA).  They hold sandbox shows all over the USA.  This show was held off Earls Road back in the 1990’s.

CCO Practice

Tom Leopold’s son Tommy practicing for the COC test.  The crane is a t43.  I restored it and Gene Anderson painted it.  It has a clambucket on it.

Crane Lesson

Zac Comer getting a crane lesson on the 143 from his grandpop.  We took the 143 to sandox shows in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Stacking 50 ton slabs

Brian Williams stacking 50 ton slabs with CJW’s Lima 2400

King of the Road

Shelby GT500KR. Car was bought in Springfield, Illinois. I drove the care home in a snow storm.  I did repairs and brought back to stock.

Bought in 1983 – $16,000
Sold in 2006- $170,000
Sold new in 1968- $5,800

C.J. Langenfelder & Son, Inc.
CJ Langenfelder

Working people in America will no longer accept economic rules written of, by and for the wealthiest few.  We refuse to accept the reality of struggling to make ends meet in the richest country in the world at its richest point in history. We can do better. We must do better. And so we demand rights that ensure we are able, through ourwork, to lead better lives.

Working people demand the right to come home safely at the end of the day. We demand the right to be paid enough to support ourselves and our families. We demand the right to quality health care, paid time off to spend with family, a schedule that is flexible and fair, and protection from discrimination. Finally, after decades of
hard work, we demand the right to retire with dignity and security.

We demand a comprehensive Workers’ Bill of Rights.  Standing together in unions and working with all who share our values, we will make this bill of rights a reality for all working people.

All working people have the right to:

A Good Job with Fair Wages: Everyone who wants to work has the right to a good job where we earn a fair return on our work and receive a wage that allows us to support ourselves and our families.

Quality Health Care: regardless of income, job or a preexisting condition.

A Safe Job: free from harassment and violence.

Paid Time Off and Flexible, Predictable Scheduling: to spend time with family or care for ourselves or a loved one.

Freedom from Discrimination: in hiring, firing and promotions.

Retire with Dignity: and financial security. Education: public K-12, higher education and career training that advances our knowledge and skills without leaving us in debt.

Freedom to Join Together: with our co-workers for better wages and working conditions, whether we are in a union or not.

A Voice in Democracy: to freely exercise our democratic voice through voting and civic participation so that we can make sure our government stands up for this Workers’ Bill of Rights