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The National Association of State Highway and Transportation Unions (NASHTU) is dedicated to ensuring that federal transportation dollars are spent on cost-effective, safe projects that serve the public interest. NASHTU is comprised of 38 unions and associations representing hundreds of thousands of state and locally employed transportation engineers, construction managers and inspectors, technical workers and related public servants from throughout the United States.

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NASHTU Conference Returns in 2022 – Save the Date!

After a COVID-induced two-year hiatus, we are thrilled to announce that the 2022 NASHTU Conference will be held May 16-18, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Washington Hotel in Washington D.C.  Please save the dates!

The NASHTU Conference is an excellent opportunity for transportation unions to come together and strategize about how best to serve our members and deliver safe, cost-effective transportation projects for taxpayers.  It also provides important access to transportation leaders and key Members of Congress.  Past conferences included the congressional leaders of both Senate and House committees with jurisdiction over transportation and infrastructure and key transportation and labor officials from AASHTO, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, FHWA, Center for American Progress, and many other transportation stakeholder organizations.

NASHTU has secured a special room rate at the Hyatt Regency Washington Hotel (400 New Jersey Avenue, NW) of $339 per night (single/double occupancy).  The hotel will also honor the special room rate for up to two days prior to and after the conference, subject to hotel availability.  Advance reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 202/737-1234.  Please be sure to mention the NASHTU Conference when booking your accommodations.

As always, if you have suggestions for speakers, panels, or interesting subjects for the conference, please let us know.  We look forward to seeing you next May at the 2022 NASHTU Conference!


November 18, 2021

President Outlines Priorities – Including ‘High Labor Standards’ – for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

On Monday, the day the bipartisan infrastructure bill was signed into law, President Biden issued an executive order establishing priorities for the massive infrastructure bill. The executive order lays out six main priorities to guide implementation across the federal government, including:

  • Invest public dollars efficiently, avoid waste, and focus on measurable outcomes for the American people.
  • Buy American and increase the competitiveness of the U.S. economy, including through implementing the Act’s Made-in-America requirements and bolstering domestic manufacturing and manufacturing supply chains.
  • Create good-paying job opportunities for millions of Americans by focusing on high labor standards for these jobs, including prevailing wages and the free and fair chance to join a union.
  • Invest public dollars equitably, including through the Justice40 Initiative, which is a government-wide effort towards a goal that 40 percent of the overall benefits from the Federal investments in climate and clean energy flow to disadvantaged communities.
  • Build resilient infrastructure that can withstand the impacts of climate change and that helps combat the climate crisis.
  • Effectively coordinate with State, local, Tribal and territorial governments in implementing these critical investments.

Read more below:

President Biden’s Executive Order

White House Fact Sheet: Establishing Priorities and Task Force for Implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

AASHTO Journal article: Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill, Outlines Implementation Priorities