Innovation, a real manufacturing plan is exactly what we need right now

For generations, our union has been pushing for a manufacturing strategy that builds real wealth, improves our nation and protects good jobs.

Today, Joe Biden released the manufacturing and innovation segment of his Build Back Better economic plan, "Made in All of America."

Joe Biden

It's exactly what we need during these unprecedented times that are challenging so many of us.

“Recovering from the Covid-19 crisis and ensuring shared prosperity for generations to come will take bold action and a sustained commitment," said our International President Tom Conway. "Joe Biden’s plan for revitalizing American manufacturing demonstrates both.

Our Core Issues

Late last year, we started the "Your Union. Your Voice." initiative that included multiple parts, all of which were designed to provide more transparency about the union’s processes and hear from you about your priorities.

Among the top priorities were issues related to our jobs: fair trade agreements and laws that protect U.S. workers, increased worker wages, and strong workplace safety and health protections. 

Check out our "Your Union. Your Voice." website to learn more about the issues that matter most to us, how we decide to back political candidates and information about voting.

Vice President Biden's Plan 

Here is the rest of what President Conway had to say about Vice President Biden's plan:

“As the pandemic made clear, our country must be able to supply its own needs. And now, more than ever, we urgently need to create good, family-sustaining jobs, both to stop the economic freefall and reverse decades of rampant economic inequality.

“Biden will jump-start American manufacturing through a long-needed investment in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Coupled with strong ‘Buy American’ provisions that ensure tax money supports domestic industry, this rebuilding campaign will make our country more secure and create millions of jobs.

“His plan also includes a massive procurement commitment as well as a roadmap for bringing critical supply chains back to the United States. These provisions will put our country on stronger economic footing and bolster our national security.

“Just as crucially, Biden’s plan acknowledges the necessity of strong labor protections that enable workers to bargain collectively for higher wages and better benefits. By supporting the PRO Act, Biden will ensure that the jobs created through his economic plan are middle-class jobs that enable workers to live the American dream.

“Our nation needs a leader who understands the necessity of a strong manufacturing base; from medicines to steel to clean energy technology, our country must produce things here and pay workers competitive wages to make them.

“Joe Biden’s plan demonstrates that he not only grasps the strategic importance of domestic manufacturing but also values American workers.”

Learn why we endorsed Joe Biden here.

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