June 24, 2021
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Labor Leaders and Key Congressional Leaders Converge on Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Pass the Full “American Jobs Plan”
Leaders will caution Congress not to leave out President Biden’s top proposals for unions and climate change in any legislative deals
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressional leaders from key House committees will join forces with a range of labor leaders on Tuesday to call on Congress to adopt President Joe Biden’s full agenda to help unions and fight climate change. Gathering on the Capitol grounds, leaders will stress that any legislative deals — bi-partisan or not — must embrace the full agenda laid out in the President’s original infrastructure proposal, the “American Jobs Plan.”
Union speakers will include local leaders from the metro-area AFL-CIO, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and UNITE HERE. Key Congressional speakers will include House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY) who will be a key voice in any budget reconciliation deal. Also speaking will be Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), chair of the Education and Labor Committee, and Congressman Joe Morelle (D-NY) who serves on both committees. Also speaking will be climate change advocates, including the CCAN Action fund.
With the U.S. Capitol as the backdrop, leaders will speak about how the “American Jobs Plan” will address climate change while also repairing our ailing roads and bridges and other infrastructure with union labor – creating millions of new, family-sustaining jobs. The plan explicitly calls for passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act – a bill prized by organized labor for decades. It calls for prevailing wages and worker protections in the emerging wind and solar industry. The event will also feature a musical performance by DC Labor Chorus.
The event is sponsored by the DC Labor Chorus, local metro-area AFL-CIO councils, IBEW, UNITE HERE, One Fair Wages, and the CCAN Action Fund.
WHAT: Labor leaders and key Congressional leaders will gather near the Capitol lawn in support of President Biden’s “American Jobs Plan.”
WHERE: Third Street SW between Madison Dr. and Jefferson Dr., National Mall, Washington, DC 20016
WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, Noon.
WHO: Labor leaders representing the local metro-area AFL-CIO councils, and IBEW plus key House Committee Chairmen John Yarmuth (D-KY) and Bobby Scott (D-VA). Event sponsors include DC Labor Chorus, local AFL-CIO leaders, IBEW, UNITE HERE, One Fair Wage, and CCAN Action Fund.
Colorful signs and banners
High-profile labor and Congressional leaders speaking at a podium
US Capitol as nearby backdrop
The CCAN Action Fund is the advocacy arm of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, the oldest and largest grassroots organization dedicated exclusively to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in the Chesapeake Bay region. For almost 20 years, CCAN has been at the center of the fight for clean energy and wise climate policy in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.