USW Applauds House Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

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

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway released the following statement today after the Inflation Reduction Act passed the U.S. House:

“The Inflation Reduction Act will help improve the lives of countless workers and their families as it brings down health care costs, addresses economic inequality and makes needed investments in domestic manufacturing and clean energy supply chains. 

“Building out our nation’s capacity for solar, wind and other sources of renewable energy will create good, domestic manufacturing jobs and help break our dangerous dependence on foreign producers to meet our needs. 

“At the same time, providing incentives for a wide variety of technologies like carbon capture, direct air capture, and nuclear power will help ensure that our steel and other critical industries remain among the cleanest in the world.

“Investing in affordable health care for millions of families and allowing Medicare the capacity to negotiate prescription drug prices will further pave the way for a safer, healthier future for workers and their communities.  

“The USW applauds the passage of this critical bill and looks forward to working with the administration and our congressional allies to build on this success.”

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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