U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh met with IAM District 66 Directing Business Representative Jana Kirch and other local union leaders during a recent visit to Lacrosse, WI.
Walsh toured Dairyland Power Cooperative Service Center with U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) to promote the positive impact of the American Rescue Plan.
The American Rescue Plan provided much needed relief for IAM members and millions of working American families, including direct payments, job security for airline workers, extended unemployment insurance and COBRA subsidies for those out of work, aerospace worker job protection and pension relief legislation.
Kirch was able to thank Walsh, the former Boston mayor and longtime union member, for his support of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and all he has done for working families.
“It was great to be able to meet Secretary Walsh and briefly discuss issues facing IAM families,” said Kirch. “It’s great to see our government working to boost the economy and improve the lives of American workers and their families.”
“Working Americans have been left behind for far too long,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway. “It’s about time to have an administration meeting with working families and supporting pro-worker legislation like the Protecting the Right to Organize Act.”