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.
The grade America's infrastructure received on the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card.
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
Hundreds of union members in Detroit lost their jobs even though Delta Air Lines received at least $5.5 billion in federal coronavirus aid to prevent people from losing their jobs.
The infrastructure investment gap in the United States over the next decade.