Roy Houseman discusses infrastructure, job creation on the Leslie Marshall Show

USW Legislative Director Roy Houseman appeared on the Leslie Marshall Show this week to discuss President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and the opportunity to secure and create good, union jobs as the nation makes long-overdue investments in its infrastructure.  

“One of the neat things about the American Jobs Plan is that it’s a recognition that the U.S. has not been spending enough on its infrastructure over the long term,” Houseman said.

Houseman said the plan would set out funds to tackle long-deferred maintenance projects, which in turn would create jobs for workers like USW members who manufacture the quality materials needed for those projects.

“We’re really excited about his proposals, about creating these jobs, and focusing on union jobs.”

Marshall and Houseman discussed not just the physical infrastructure like roads, bridges and waterways that need attention, but also the need to bolster social infrastructure like schools, communications networks and public health systems.

Houseman said Democrats and Republicans need to work together to pass an infrastructure bill that is comprehensive enough to make substantial change in the lives of constituents, both physically and socially.

“The idea here is our infrastructure is too important to go small. And I think that’s one of the big reasons why we want to move forward.”

Click below to listen to the full interview with Roy Houseman and Leslie Marshall about investing in America’s infrastructure:

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