United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus praised the passage of the CHIPS Act in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House this week, hailing the bill as a critical piece of legislation that will create good-paying union jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign components, and lead to the future of American manufacturing.
“The CHIPS Act will put the hardworking men and women of the UA to work building the state-of-the-art facilities needed to power the next generation of American manufacturing. This bill will not only make sure semiconductors are made in America, but it will create the kinds of family-sustaining jobs that built – and continue to build – this country,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association. “The entire United Association looks forward to seeing President Biden sign this bill into law and jumpstart the next era of American manufacturing. Members of both parties came together to stand with working families across this country and send a clear message to our competitors: Union-made American manufacturing is back, and we aren’t going anywhere.”