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Biden’s Investments Create Opportunity for Arizona Carpenters
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Biden’s Investments Create Opportunity for Arizona Carpenters

The business representative of the Southwest Mountain States Carpenters Union Local 1912, Bill Ruiz, describes how investments from the Biden administration are benefiting carpenters. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Inflation Reduction Act, and CHIPS and Science Act are ushering in a historic construction boom for carpentry work.

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As Biden administration officials travel to Arizona to tout recent accomplishments as part of  their ‘Investing in America’ tour, I find some folks don’t realize how the investments impact their lives. But look no further than the dozens of recent manufacturing projects in Arizona to see thousands of carpenters like me benefitting from a government investing in the middle class.

I’m a second-generation carpenter. During my 36 years in the field, I’ve done all kinds of work and seen this career through the good times and bad. It’s a fulfilling, great job, but it’s unpredictable. When the economy isn’t doing well, carpenters struggle.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Copper Courier. Click here to view the full article.

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