Stan Johnson, International Secretary-Treasurer of the United Steelworkers (USW), today announced the union’s support of newly introduced Senate legislation to revitalize American manufacturing through federal transportation and infrastructure investments.
Johnson joined U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) at the 31st Street Bridge in Pittsburgh to announce the introduction in the Senate of the “Invest in American Jobs Act of 2011.” It is a companion bill to legislation introduced earlier in the month in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Nick J. Rahall (D-W.Va.), the ranking member of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
“All of us here share the same goal – to grow manufacturing in America,’’ Johnson said in support of the bill introduced on Saturday, Dec. 17, and co-sponsored by Casey and two Democratic colleagues, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) “Right now creating good jobs matters more than ever before, as the American people continue to face high unemployment levels with millions Americans out of work or underemployed.”
The Invest in American Jobs Act of 2011 strengthens Buy America preferences for investments in transportation and infrastructure to put Americans back to work. The bill would ensure that all of the steel, iron and manufactured goods used to construct these taxpayer-financed projects are produced in the United States ... more