On November 6, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, better known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. It’s great news for Machinists Union members in the United States, especially in the transportation sector, because the I-A-M fought for these investments. Not only will this legislation repair and rebuild our roads and bridges, but it will improve transportation options through the largest investment in public transit in U.S. history.
Our airports and ports will be upgraded to strengthen supply chains, address repair and maintenance backlogs and create more, good-paying union jobs.
It will also make the largest investment in passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak… allowing the U-S to catch up to the rest of the world in reliability, speed and coverage, especially when it comes to high-speed rail. The package will also strengthen Buy America rules to help boost our domestic manufacturing sectors. This all means working families can live a better life with decent wages and benefits.