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Senator Richard Lindsay speaks to a group of volunteers from various Charleston Building Trades crafts at the West Virginia State Building Trades headquarters in Charleston, West Virginia on Saturday, October 8. The volunteers knocked over 1,000 doors in Dunbar and Cross Lanes in a single day. This event is part of a larger, statewide effort by the trades to engage with...

WV House Leaders Visit IUOE 132


Operating Engineers 132 Apprenticeship Training Coordinator Allen Nelson (right) gives a tour of the IUOE 132 training site to a delegation of WV House of Delegates leaders, led by Speaker Roger Hanshaw. Over the last two years, the Affiliated Construction Trades (ACT) has organized tours of apprenticeship training sites across the state to educate lawmakers and the general public about...

WVSBT Endorsement Process Description


The WVSBT endorsement process is based on work related issues like restoring prevailing wage, workplace safety, enforcing and strengthening licensing laws, opposing so-called Right-to-Work, and other issues important to the Trades. WVSBT participates in the WV AFL-CIO Committee On Political Education (COPE) process of candidate questionnaires and interviews. However, there are times when the Trades do not agree with the...

2022 WV General Election Endorsements

2022 WVSBT General Election Endorsements

The following candidates have received an endorsement by the West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council for the 2022 WV General Election: WV State Senate 1 – Randy Swartzmiller (D) 2 – Eric Hayhurst (D) 5 – Mike Woelfel (D) 7 – Ron Stollings (D) 8 – Richard Lindsay (D) 10 – Stephen Baldwin (D) 11 – Bill Hamilton (R) 13 – Barbara Fleischauer (D) WV House of...

WVDOT Releases Plan to Create Electric Vehicle Charging Network

This map shows the proposed EV charging sites for phase 1, along WV’s electric Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program requires electric AFCs in each state to have a spacing of 50 miles or fewer between EV charging stations. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the goal is to provide reliable regional and interstate EV travel across the U.S.

Earlier this month, the West Virginia Department of Transportation released a plan to construct a network of electric vehicle charging stations across West Virginia. The plan was developed as a result of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program, created as a part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The NEVI program made $5 billion available to U.S. states, providing them with...

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