Leaders from the Greater West Central Wisconsin Area Labor Council, Milwaukee Area Labor Council, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 494, and Eau Claire-based solar company Solar Forma today joined together to call for investments by Congress to create family-sustaining jobs at an event hosted by Wisconsin Environment and moderated by the BlueGreen Alliance.
The event followed a visit from President Biden earlier this week in support his bipartisan compromise on infrastructure. The local leaders urged the president to go further and take immediate action to advance a comprehensive pro-worker, pro-climate package that invest in our future—with investments in Wisconsin’s infrastructure, manufacturing sector, and in clean energy and energy efficiency.
“The bottom line is that a bipartisan bill cannot be the end of our investments in America’s future, it must simply be a step along the way,” said Richard Diaz, Regional Field Organizer for the BlueGreen Alliance. “To truly build back better, we need investments to revitalize and retool America’s manufacturing sector, grow clean energy and energy efficiency, significantly increased funding for urgent need to repair and modernize our domestic infrastructure, and support for the care economy and social and human infrastructure needs of the country.”
In a recent BlueGreen Alliance survey, 90% of voters in WI and five other key states (MI, MN, OH, PA, WV, and WI) said repairing and modernizing the nation’s physical infrastructure and rebuilding and retooling American manufacturing and modernizing our factories to build products and technology in the United States is very or fairly important to them.