Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Marks Historic Investment in American Workers

Friday, November 5, 2021

Following passage of H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, in the United States House of Representatives today, United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus hailed the landmark legislation as a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure that will put United Association members to work:

“For generations, our members have been promised good-paying jobs rebuilding American infrastructure by presidents of both parties. Now, President Biden is making good on that promise. This bipartisan infrastructure bill is a historic achievement that will create good-paying jobs for United Association members as we work to build back better,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association. “While this process was not easy, and was not without its roadblocks, Congress has finally shown our members that they are committed to create family-sustaining union jobs.”

“The strong labor protections included in this bill, like prevailing wage provisions and the use of registered apprenticeships, mean that the jobs created will give every worker a fair shot at the middle class. Even more, these labor protections mean that United Association members, who are the best trained and most highly skilled craftspeople in our industry, can get to work providing clean and safe water to all our communities, delivering affordable and reliable energy to American consumers, and rebuilding critical pieces of our nation’s infrastructure – all with fair wages and benefits.”

“While there is still work left to do as the Senate considers the Build Back Better Act, today’s passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill is a truly historic moment. President Biden is making good on his promise to invest in infrastructure to create good-paying union jobs. Now, the entire United Association stands ready to get to work rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure.”