The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) praised President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework today as a strong step towards delivering on his promise to put union members to work rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure in the largest investment since the New Deal and called on Congress to vote – and pass – the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal today.
“For generations, union members like ours have been promised good-paying jobs rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure by presidents of both parties. With today’s Build Back Better Framework, President Biden is one step closer to making good on that promise. Now, Congress must do their part and vote on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal today,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association. “This massive investment will ensure that the Brothers and Sisters of the United Association lead the way forward rebuilding our infrastructure, providing clean and safe water to all communities, and delivering affordable and reliable energy to American families.”
“The strong labor protections in this bill, like prevailing wage standards and the use of registered apprenticeships, will create family-sustaining jobs for millions of Americans. A vote today will send a clear message on who stands with union members like ours or who stands in the way of creating these good-paying jobs. We look forward to working with the President and Members of Congress to get both bills across the finish line so we can get to work for the American people. The time to vote is today.”