Press Release

As Biden Signs American Rescue Plan, Labor Movement Calls for Structural Changes to the Economy

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka after President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021:

For the past year, working people have been forced to bear the brunt of this pandemic, paying for failed leadership with our health, lives and livelihoods. This long-overdue relief will help stop the bleeding, but it’s far from sufficient.

Now it’s time to start building toward a just recovery that leaves working people with a louder voice and a stronger hand than ever before. That means delivering unprecedented funding to create a 21st-century infrastructure alongside a new generation of good-paying union jobs. It means delivering the $15 minimum wage that should have been signed into law today. And most of all, it means strengthening working people’s right to organize together by finally passing the PRO Act.

Contact: John Weber (202) 637-5018