The tragic condo collapse in Miami Beach and the power failure in Texas last winter demonstrate the disasters that collapse and inadequate infrastructure or blatant disregard for code enforcement can trigger.
This is why today more than ever we need a comprehensive plan of action to rebuild America. The bipartisan infrastructure framework, an essential part of the US jobs plan, is both bold and necessary. It will modernize the essential equipment we depend on every day, including bridges, water systems, broadband, public transportation and electrical systems.
This moment offers us an opportunity to rebuild not only our dilapidated infrastructure but the middle class, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs. To make this a reality, the IBEW works to ensure that all infrastructure bills include strong labor standards protecting the rights of workers to organize, collectively bargain and join a union. .
As a qualified professional who works in electrical manufacturing, I am a member of IBEW Local 1362. I call on Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst and Representative Ashley Hinson to support a meaningful investment in our future that includes high road work standards and wages.
Before another disaster strikes, let’s get America’s infrastructure back on the road to recovery. IBEW members stand ready to provide the manpower needed to make this proposal a reality. Let’s get to work.