Once a symbol of national pride, our infrastructure is crumbling. Our roads, bridges, aviation, maritime, rail and transit networks need major upgrades. Investment in our infrastructure will increase safety for all Americans and create and sustain good jobs. In turn, such jobs will boost economic development, helping working people in every field. The AFL-CIO has launched a major effort to secure funding and staff to upgrade our nation's aging infrastructure and energy-saving retrofits.
We’re at a crossroads. Inaction will only worsen the suffering that working people have weathered over the past year. But if we commit to rebuilding our communities on an unprecedented scale, we can get through this crisis stronger than before.” - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka