USW Applauds Biden Infrastructure Plan

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, (412) 562-2444,

Members Ready to Supply Goods, Services Needed to Rebuild Nation

The United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway released the following statement welcoming President Joe Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar jobs and infrastructure package:

“It’s fitting that President Biden chose Pittsburgh to announce his ambitious, far-reaching jobs and infrastructure plan. This city and so many like it across our nation are the homes of not only the industries that will fuel this initiative but also the union members who stand ready to do the work.

“A large-scale investment is certainly long overdue, but more importantly President Biden has made it clear that he, like our union, takes an expansive view of infrastructure.

“This is one that, in addition to repairing our crumbling roads, bridges, waterways and other transportation networks, also ensures that we have state-of-the-art schools, reliable communication systems, robust public health and much more.

“The USW launched a union-wide infrastructure initiative earlier this year called We Supply America to identify and advocate for all our members who contribute to meeting America’s infrastructure needs, from pouring steel used in bridges to maintaining municipal water systems, from making cement to driving school buses.

“Aggressive investment coupled with strong Buy American provisions will create long-term economic resiliency, strengthening our domestic supply chains and providing a secure economic base for generations to come.

“We welcome President Biden’s infrastructure plan and look forward to working with him as it becomes a reality.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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Communications Director:
Jess Kamm at 412-562-2446

USW@WORK (USW magazine)
Editor R.J. Hufnagel

For industry specific inquiries,
Call USW Communications at 412-562-2442

Mailing Address

United Steelworkers
Communications Department
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222