IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. sent a letter to members of the House requesting their support for the American Rescue Plan recovery package and opposition to any anti-worker amendments to the bill.
The American Rescue Plan will provide much-needed assistance to IAM members and working families during one of the most challenging periods in American history. This legislation is scheduled to be voted on in the house tomorrow.
“The recovery package includes vitally important aid to struggling industries which will allow employers to avoid furloughs and call back workers who have already been laid off,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “The package includes an extension of the very successful airline Payroll Support Program (PSP), which will help keep tens of thousands of our members employed as the air travel industry gets back on its feet.”
The package also includes the following relief measures, fought for by the IAM:
We strongly urge @USCongress to protect the Machinist members who stood on the front lines during this pandemic by passing the #AmericanRescuePlan. They took care of us during #COVID, now it’s our turn to take care of them. #1u
— Machinists Union ✈️🚊🚀 (@MachinistsUnion) February 25, 2021
Read the IAM’s letter urging members of Congress to vote “Yes” on the American Rescue Plan recovery package and oppose any amendments to weaken this well-constructed recovery package.