Infrastructure bill a great investment in America’s union workforce

The $1 trillion infrastructure bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate has the potential to completely transform America. It is the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system, and the largest investment in passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak 50 years ago. The bill is now before the U.S. House of Representatives. If passed, it will ensure every American has access to high speed broadband.

Tiffany McKee, United Steelworkers (USW) District 1 Rapid Response Coordinator, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss what the bill means for America’s workers and the USW’s We Supply America tour, a promotional effort to highlight the importance of American manufacturing. Continue reading

USW fights for workers depending on Enbridge Line 5

As Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer attempts to halt the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline, labor unions who represent workers on the pipeline are pushing back.

United Steelworkers National Rapid Response Coordinator Randie Pearson joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain what the Rapid Response program is and why Enbridge Line 5 is vital to their members. Continue reading

USW Rapid Response director says program helps members connect

Developing ways to communicate with fellow members is crucial to unions. The United Steelworkers have found ways to make progress on this through their Rapid Response program.

United Steelworkers Director of Rapid Response Amber Miller spoke to the America’s Work Force Union Podcast about how important this program is to the USW and the success they have seen from it. Continue reading