The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers urges every senator to vote for the bipartisan infrastructure deal.
This historic investment in the full spectrum of infrastructure is what America has been waiting for. The bill includes the funding needed to fix crumbling roads and bridges and would catapult rail, transit, air, and water infrastructure into world-leading status. These investments would unlock the potential of struggling communities and put many thousands of ironworkers to work at the same time.
As a union of 128,000 construction and fabrication workers across North America, infrastructure is near to ironworkers' hearts. The bridges, ports and airports of the United States provided middle-class union jobs for past generations of ironworkers. This bill’s investments, buttressed by strong labor standards, would create the good union jobs of the future.
The Iron Workers appreciate the difficulty of bipartisan compromise, and salute the Senate and White House for sticking to a task many thought was impossible. With the finish line in sight, the Iron Workers ask that the Senate quickly pass this bill.
Iron Workers Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal