USW Welcomes U.S. House Passage of Build Back Better Act

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, (412) 562-2444,

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway released the following statement today after the U.S. House passed the Build Back Better Act:

“The USW has long called for robust investment in both our nation’s physical and social infrastructures, and we applaud the significant progress the House passage of the Build Back Better Act represents.

“President Biden’s ambitious Build Back Better agenda presented a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in the future of the middle class while also making our nation more secure today.

“Building on the success of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, this bill now puts us on a path to also rebuild our nation’s human infrastructure. Initiatives like expanding early childhood education, investing in health care, ensuring workplace rights, providing paid family leave and facilitating industrial investments to help combat climate change will supply badly needed resources to workers and their families.

“We now call on the Senate to quickly finish the job by also passing the Build Back Better Act so that we can start making long overdue investments and truly start building our nation back better.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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