USW: Biden Plan Puts Working Families First

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, 412-562-2444, jkamm@usw.org 

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement today in response to President Joe Biden’s American Families Plan:

“The USW applauds President Joe Biden’s American Families Plan, which will provide significant funds for child care, prekindergarten, paid family leave, health care subsidies, tuition-free community college, and other family-friendly priorities.

“The Covid-19 pandemic and its economic challenges reinforced how much Americans need access to these services and the dire consequences they face when these vital lifelines are cut.

“The past year also revealed how tenuous these systems are in our country and how easily disruptions in family life can impact workers’ jobs.

“Ensuring Americans have easy access to resources like dependable child care and quality education should not be controversial. These are essential services that enable workers to continue providing for their families, as well as ensuring the best possible outcomes for our next generation.  

“If we want our nation to continue to thrive, we must attend to workers and their families. The American Families Plan puts us on a path toward a brighter future for all Americans.” 

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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