Statement: Historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Heads to President Biden's Desk



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STATEMENT: Historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Heads to President Biden’s Desk

HANOVER, MD – Following the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) President Jimmy Williams, Jr. issued the following statement:

“The passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the House last night is a huge step forward for our country. IUPAT members from coast to coast are ready to go to work on the projects that will be funded through the bi-partisan infrastructure bill and we thank those in Congress of both parties who put workers first and voted for the bill.

In order to truly move America forward, however, we need the additional investments of the Build Back Better reconciliation bill which will make progress toward fixing labor laws that are rigged against workers; invest in our care economy; and make real inroads to tackle the climate crisis. We  urge the House and Senate to immediately get to work to pass this historic investment in working people.

Together, these bills will help leverage the economic power of the United States to create quality, good paying jobs across sectors and allow our communities to grow and thrive. We cannot wait to act; the time is now to make the investments that will impact our country now and for generations to come.”



Represents a growing community of over 140,000 active and retired craftspeople in the United States and Canada. The IUPAT membership extends far beyond the workplace. Recognized as one of the most active unions in the labor movement, IUPAT members help shape their communities in many ways: through an abiding commitment to service, by fighting passionately for workers’ rights that benefit all working families, and through effective worker education and mobilization.

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