Infrastructure bill provision can benefit generations of workers

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Legislative Representative Mike Dolan, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss provisions in the recently passed infrastructure bill that will require all projects funded by federal tax payer dollars to use materials manufactured in the U.S.

The infrastructure bill recently signed by President Biden includes the Build America, Buy America Act, which requires all federally financed infrastructure projects to use materials made in the U.S. This applies not only to concrete and steel, but all construction components.

Dolan said the Build America, Buy America provision will benefit workers in all trades for decades to come.

Dolan also spoke about how the misclassification of workers and truck drivers as independent contractors is exacerbating the supply chain problems. He suggested these problems could be eased if more truckers were union members.

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