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Investing in infrastructure helps everybody Personal Story

Investing in infrastructure helps everybody

Cristian Cespedes, a union member from Las Vegas, shares how federal infrastructure investments and regulations help create jobs and drive up wages for both union and nonunion workers alike.

The Las Vegas Sun News

Cristian Cespedes

5 Reasons Automakers Must Provide Good Jobs and Lower Vehicle Emissions Article

5 Reasons Automakers Must Provide Good Jobs and Lower Vehicle Emissions

In the face of demands for better jobs and stronger health protections, some automakers claim they can’t improve job quality and lower vehicle emissions—but they have the resources to support middle-class-led economic growth and clean up their vehicle fleets.

the Center for American Progress

Leo Banks, Karla Walter, Anona Neal

Op-Ed: I’m Optimistic About the Government’s Agenda for the First Time in Decades In the News

Op-Ed: I’m Optimistic About the Government’s Agenda for the First Time in Decades

Southwest Detroit resident and activist Raquel Garcia describes how environmental concerns in her community have been ignored by the government. But the Biden administration’s commitment to addressing environmental justice gives her hope that progress is finally happening.

The 'Gander

Raquel Garcia

Public and Private Investments Are Poised To Transform Michigan Report

Public and Private Investments Are Poised To Transform Michigan

The historic home of the automotive industry, Michigan, stands to benefit from major infrastructure improvements and new plants for manufacturing electric vehicle batteries, especially if it incorporates public input and builds worker power to grow the middle class.

the Center for American Progress

David Ballard, Lily Roberts, Marina Zhavoronkova, 4 More Kevin DeGood, Emily Gee, Jessica Vela, Karla Walter

Op-Ed: Rail Becomes Reality With Biden’s Infrastructure Investments In the News

Op-Ed: Rail Becomes Reality With Biden’s Infrastructure Investments

Vice chair of the Raleigh, North Carolina, transit authority, Nathan Spencer, writes about the critical need to expand public transportation to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population. Thankfully, the Biden administration’s infrastructure law dedicated billions to creating a passenger rail that will better connect the region to other major cities.

Cardinal & Pine

Nathan Spencer

Intel putting the beat back in Ohio’s heart, restoring hope to young job seekers In the News

Intel putting the beat back in Ohio’s heart, restoring hope to young job seekers

Recent electrical engineering graduate, Maddix Curtis, describes how the Biden administration is bringing manufacturing jobs back to Ohio. With investments in infrastructure and clean energy, recent graduates are seeing more opportunities for high-paying jobs.

The Columbus Dispatch

Maddix Curtis

Op-Ed: The Infrastructure Law Proves Government Still Works In the News

Op-Ed: The Infrastructure Law Proves Government Still Works

Tyrrell County Commissioner Nathan “Tommy” Everett describes how an aging bridge threatens the economic growth and safety of the community. After a historic investment from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the bridge will soon be replaced, ensuring the community remains safe and connected.

Cardinal & Pine

Nathan Everett

Op-Ed: Boosting Business in Kalamazoo Starts With Fixing Our Roads Personal Story

Op-Ed: Boosting Business in Kalamazoo Starts With Fixing Our Roads

Local business owner Kim Guess writes about how infrastructure in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, impedes economic activity and decreases safety. Guess describes how an infrastructure project to slow the roads will help local businesses and promote community.

The 'Gander

Kim Guess

Opinion: Federal investments like Brent Spence Bridge will spur local workforce In the News

Opinion: Federal investments like Brent Spence Bridge will spur local workforce

Tri-State Building and Construction Trades Council business manager John Holbrook says it’s never been a more promising time for the field than today. Investments in updating critical infrastructure such as the Brent Spence Bridge brings thousands of good-paying jobs to a region that has been ignored for decades.

Cincinnati Enquirer

John Holbrook

Government can actually work, just ask Maysville In the News

Government can actually work, just ask Maysville

Maysville, North Carolina, Town Manager Schumata Brown writes about how PFAS contamination has affected his rural community for years. With funding from the infrastructure law, the Biden administration is delivering much-needed funding for water infrastructure to rural communities.

the New Bern Sun Journal

Schumata Brown

Telework is finally reaching rural America thanks to Biden’s investments in broadband In the News

Telework is finally reaching rural America thanks to Biden’s investments in broadband

Rural Pennsylvania resident Rachael Grinnell experienced disruptions to work due to a lack of access to affordable and reliable internet. She discusses her excitement for federal investments to expand high-speed, reliable internet to connect her rural community.

The Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Rachael Grinnell

5 Policy Priorities for the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Article

5 Policy Priorities for the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization

The reauthorization of Federal Aviation Administration programs should provide dedicated funding for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes and airports, an increase in the Passenger Facility Charge, and decent wages and benefits for airport service workers.

the Center for American Progress

Kevin DeGood, Karla Walter

How historic infrastructure investments can benefit women workers In the News

How historic infrastructure investments can benefit women workers

Karla Walter partnered with Sharita Gruberg to break down the potential long-lasting benefits for women in manufacturing due to President Joe Biden’s historic economic legislation.

The Hill

Sharita Gruberg, Karla Walter

Investments in infrastructure and manufacturing are driving a revival in Ohio’s trades In the News

Investments in infrastructure and manufacturing are driving a revival in Ohio’s trades

Mike Knisley, the executive secretary-treasurer of the Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council, describes how the Biden administration’s economic investments are boosting Ohio’s economy and expanding opportunities in the state’s building trades.

Cleveland.com

Mike Knisley

Biden’s economic agenda in action at Douglas port In the News

Biden’s economic agenda in action at Douglas port

In an op-ed, Cochise County Commissioner Ann English describes the need for a second port of entry to increase trade and protect community safety. The new commercial port project is now underway thanks to funding from the American Rescue Plan and the Biden administration’s investments in infrastructure.

the Arizona Daily Star

Ann English

Biden’s infrastructure and inflation reduction laws are transforming the boilermaker trade In the News

Biden’s infrastructure and inflation reduction laws are transforming the boilermaker trade

In an op-ed, Boilermakers Local 627 Business Manager Jacob Evenson discusses how his industry has experienced a downturn in recent decades. However, with new projects funded by the Biden administration, Evenson is more hopeful than ever for the future of the Boilermakers.

the Arizona Mirror

Jacob Evenson

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Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

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Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

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Building an Economy for All

Building an Economy for All

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Advancing Racial Equity and Justice

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