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Northeast Semi-Supersonic Train to be Union Built

The developers of a train that would travel nearly half the speed of sound and get passengers from New York to Washington, D.C., in about an hour signed a memorandum of understanding to only use union labor on the project.

Under the agreement, all work on the project will be done by members of unions that form the building trades, including the IBEW. In return, the unions commit to active involvement in bringing the project to fruition said Kirk Brungard, executive director of the Baltimore-D.C. Building Trades.

"This project has the potential to employ thousands and thousands of NABTU trades workers for years," he said. "The expectation is that we will use our best efforts to support the project and use our political prowess to get appropriate permits and financing. We will show up in force in support of this project. In return, we expect people who live in the community that this train will serve to do the work."

The deal was signed by Northeast Maglev and the North America's Building Trades Unions on Nov. 1 at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, where the first commercial train service in North America began. Brungard was joined at the ceremony by North American Building Trades President Sean McGarvey, Northeast Maglev Vice Chair Jeff Hirschberg, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and nearly 100 representatives from the local and national trade unions.

"For Maglev, it was an eye-opening experience of our ability to turn people out," Brungard said. read_more

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