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Opinion: Wisconsin’s workforce is experiencing a rebirth that will ensure a brighter future
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Opinion: Wisconsin’s workforce is experiencing a rebirth that will ensure a brighter future

Bridget Glover, a union worker from Wisconsin, shares how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is creating sustainable career opportunities and opening doors for new workers in the trades.

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This week, Vice President Kamala Harris returned to Milwaukee, marking her fourth visit to our state this year. Her administration’s support for unions has been especially significant to me, and witnessing her historic impact as the first Black woman to be the Vice President of our country, I am reminded of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

As an openly gay Black woman, finding acceptance within my family and community was difficult. However, over time, they embraced and supported me, prioritizing my happiness and well-being. This journey of acceptance mirrors the broader struggle for inclusivity and support within our society, particularly in the workforce, emphasizing the weight of what it means to invest in union workers and the larger workforce.

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Bridget Glover

Union activist, USW Local 2-232


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