USW VP Roxanne Brown Promotes Jobs, Infrastructure at Biden Climate Summit

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, (412) 562-2444,

USW International Vice President Roxanne Brown today was among international, industry and labor leaders to address urgent climate concerns at President Joe Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate.

The summit, which took place April 22 and 23, facilitated a dialogue between stakeholders from across the globe to discuss ways that together they could confront climate change, while also continuing to focus on ensuring widespread economic benefits for workers and their communities in meeting these ambitious goals.

“Our union has long advocated for climate and energy policies that will both help make our communities healthier and prioritize good, family-sustaining jobs,” said Brown. “It’s good to know that President Biden shares these goals and that he’s listening not only to his counterparts across the world but to workers themselves.”

Brown participated in a roundtable event during Friday’s session “Economic Benefits of the Net Zero Transition.” She highlighted both the environmental and economic benefits of robust infrastructure investments, which she argued would increase efficiency and create jobs.

“USW members literally supply America every day with the components, critical materials and services for our nation’s physical and social infrastructure,” Brown said, making them poised and ready to help combat global climate challenges. 

The USW launched its own infrastructure campaign, We Supply America, earlier this year, to identify and advocate for its members who contribute to meeting America’s infrastructure needs: pouring steel used in bridges, maintaining municipal water systems, making cement, manufacturing electric buses, working in the energy sector and much more.

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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