Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act
By Josh Goldstein 202-637-5018 | AFL-CIO
In one last slap at working families before adjourning, Senate Republicans again blocked legislation that would help create jobs and push forward toward economic recovery. Policies to create new jobs and keep American jobs from moving overseas are what our economy needs and what working people are crying out for. Yet once again Republicans opted for corporate protectionism.
The Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act could finally help end subsidies for plant closing costs, end tax breaks for companies that move production overseas and instead encourage businesses to create jobs here in the United States.
This November, working people are facing a choice – to move forward to an economy that works for everyone or one that benefits big banks and the corporate elite. Today’s vote makes that choice even more clear.