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Investing in infrastructure helps everybody In the News

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

8 Ways the Biden Administration Is Improving the Lives of Service Workers Article

8 Ways the Biden Administration Is Improving the Lives of Service Workers

The Biden administration is raising pay, building power, and improving living standards for service workers across the economy—including fast-food cooks, call center workers, teachers, home care workers, and federal employees.

the Center for American Progress

Karla Walter

Communities That Lost Manufacturing Jobs Are Main Beneficiaries of Biden Administration’s New Industrial Policy Article

Communities That Lost Manufacturing Jobs Are Main Beneficiaries of Biden Administration’s New Industrial Policy

New analysis finds that private investments from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act are being announced in the communities that have been hit hardest by disinvestment in American manufacturing.

the Center for American Progress

Aurelia Glass, David Madland

Construction of Tennessee EV Battery Facility Highlights Promises and Challenges of Biden Administration Policies Report

Construction of Tennessee EV Battery Facility Highlights Promises and Challenges of Biden Administration Policies

Tennessee’s BlueOval City electric vehicle battery facility shows how public investments can lead to good union jobs, but anecdotal evidence suggests that workers are not connecting these jobs to important economic policies.

the Center for American Progress

David Madland, Kyle Ross

Op-ed: How federal investments are empowering Navajo People In the News

Op-ed: How federal investments are empowering Navajo People

JoAnn Armenta, the CEO of an organization that provides workforce training and resources to the Navajo people, shares how the Inflation Reduction Act has helped her organization provide community members with the skills to start their own solar businesses.

The Copper Courier

JoAnn Armenta

Rep. Andy Levin on the Labor Movement and MAGA Republican Disarray Podcast

Rep. Andy Levin on the Labor Movement and MAGA Republican Disarray

Former Rep. Andy Levin, a distinguished senior fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, joins the show to discuss the historic removal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House, the policy agenda of the far right, and the labor movement.

Wisconsin Workers Have ‘the Opportunity to Build Middle-Class, Unionized Careers’ In the News

Wisconsin Workers Have ‘the Opportunity to Build Middle-Class, Unionized Careers’

Industrial painting instructor and union field organizer Johntay Young has seen how the influx of infrastructure funding under the Biden administration has translated into more work and more jobs for union painters. The high demand for workers creates more opportunities for stable, high-paying careers in the union.

UpNorthNews

Johntay Young

Community colleges partner with semiconductor industry In the News

Community colleges partner with semiconductor industry

Chancellor of Maricopa Community College District Steven Gonzales writes about the impact the CHIPS and Science Act has had on Arizona students and workforce development. The law spurred increased investments in semiconductor manufacturing, creating thousands of good-paying jobs and investing in training programs to fulfill the workforce needs.

Arizona Capitol Times

Steven Gonzales

Biden’s Investments Create Opportunity for Arizona Carpenters In the News

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.

The Copper Courier

Bill Ruiz

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