It is time our nation put its money where its mouth is. It is time to build.

For too long there’s been too much talk, too little action and far too little investment in our country’s crumbling critical infrastructure. As a result our transportation systems are failing, our water resources are antiquated, our energy systems are out of date, and our nation’s ability to compete is hindered.

Our nation’s infrastructure, which was once the envy of the world, now has a D+ grade from the
American Society of Civil Engineers. To focus attention on this critical problem, LIUNA is helping to lead
a broad coalition of organizations for Infrastructure Week—May 14 to May 18.

During Infrastructure Week, solutions will be highlighted, such as adjusting the federal gas tax and
implementing a vehicle miles traveled fee to generate investment, as well as, state efforts to pump
more investment into our transportation systems.

Adjusting the gas tax user fee, currently frozen at 1993 levels, is a proven and efficient way to increase transportation infrastructure investment. Private investment in public projects can also finance infrastructure, and if done right, can create good union construction jobs, which protect workers with prevailing wages and project labor agreements.

No one solution will be enough. What is a certain, though, is that it will take significant national
investment to keep our bridges from continuing to deteriorate, better maintain our roads, and improve
the reliability of our water resources.

It is time our nation put its money where its mouth is. It is time to build.

Together we can help lead a movement to rebuild America, a movement that commands Congress and
elected officials to listen and to take action.

Watch the video and download materials from the LIUNA Build America Toolkit.