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White House Committed to Building Back Better with Union Construction Workers

Washington, D.C. (February 17, 2021) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:

I was honored to join the meeting with union leaders today with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss the President’s infrastructure plan, which will create millions of family-supporting union jobs. The plan is exactly what our nation needs and LIUNA’s members are ready for the job. It is time to restore the economic well-being of America’s workers and address our long-overdue infrastructure investment needs.

 

We are also pleased that President Biden today reaffirmed his commitment to expanding registered apprenticeships, reinstated the National Advisory Committee on Apprenticeships, and acted to reverse support of Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs), which LIUNA strongly opposed.

 

LIUNA looks forward to staying in close touch with the President, Vice President, and leaders in Congress to advance policies that strengthen registered apprenticeship programs and to ensure that the proposed infrastructure investments will truly create high road good union jobs.

 

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The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build the United States and Canada.