The American Jobs Plan would revitalize the American middle class and labor unions
WASHINGTON, DC — In a show of support for President Joe Biden’s jobs plan, more than 1,700 labor families across the country have signed a letter to Congress calling for passage of the President’s American Jobs Plan. Signers come from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan calls for repairing our ailing roads and bridges and other infrastructure while dramatically expanding wind and solar power. It explicitly calls for passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act – a bill prized by organized labor for decades. The final result will be millions of new, family-sustaining jobs. Read more about the benefits here.
“It’s a travesty: Millions of hard-working Americans can barely afford to feed their families,” said CCAN Action Fund Director Mike Tidwell. “The American Jobs Plan represents American ingenuity — it’s bold and ambitious, and exactly what we need to put Americans back to work and strengthen unions.”
Unions are weaker than ever, causing wide-spread wealth inequality. Research from the Economic Policy Institute indicates that this weakening accounts for a 13–20 percent growth in income inequality for women and 33–37 percent for men. Furthermore, a worker covered by a union will earn over 13 percent more than a non-union worker with the same job and experience level.
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.