Douglas P. Nelson, Business Manager
Labor Sec. Walsh Meets with Union Members Promote Infrastructure Plan
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh traveled to Wisconsin on May 25 to meet with unions and business leaders and boost the American Jobs Plan. The subject of bipartisan negotiations on Capitol Hill, the AJP is a proposed investment in the country’s infrastructure and transportation system that will put hundreds of thousands of Americans to work, many in the IBEW’s core sectors. Walsh was joined by Rep. Ron Kind.
“I know there’s a lot of talk in Washington right now and concern about China’s rise in the 21st century. You want to beat China? Out-compete China. Invest in the best infrastructure in the world, in our roads, our highways, our bridges, our ports, our airports. Let’s close once and for all the digital divide,” Kind said.
IBEW members were a prominent presence at the event, as seen in this video.