The bipartisan infrastructure bill, recently passed by the U.S. Senate, includes $550 billion in new federal investments in America’s infrastructure over the next five years. The bill would invest $110 billion for roads, bridges and major infrastructure projects, including $40 billion for bridge repair, replacement and rehabilitation.
That kind of investment is good news for American workers, particularly organized labor.
Brian Farmer, an Apprenticeship Coordinator with the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association (OPCMIA) Local 633, recently joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss what the bill means for workers and why apprenticeship is becoming more popular. Continue reading