Press Release

Build Back Better Framework: Historic Overdue Investments

Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on the reconciliation framework agreement:

This is an important step toward making historic, overdue investments in working people and good union jobs. The reconciliation framework is a pro-worker victory: child care, home care, clean energy jobs, health care, tax fairness, immigration improvements and support for worker organizing. This framework, together with the bipartisan infrastructure bill, is exactly the type of progress working families need as we carry our country out of the COVID-19 pandemic. While there is still more work to be done on paid leave and other priorities, we are closer than ever to building back better. It is time for Congress to finish the job by passing both critical jobs bills. 

Contact: Liz Vlock, 202-637-5018