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President Biden’s State of the Union Centers on Empowering Workers to Strengthen U.S. Economy

02 Mar, 2022
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Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale released the following statement on President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union Address:

President Biden understands that strong unions are the economic engine that fuel the strength of our American middle class. By leaving behind the failed, outdated trickle-down policies of yesteryear, President Biden and Vice President Harris have created the fastest job growth in American history and the fastest economic growth in generations.

In his first State of the Union, President Biden once again called on Congress to pass the Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act to update our labor laws to better serve the American worker and remove barriers to good-paying jobs for all.  

Empowering and supporting workers is the centerpiece of President Biden’s agenda. In tonight’s address, President Biden laid out a pathway to supporting workers’ rights, raising wages, making things in America again and investing in the American people.

We look forward to welcoming President Biden to Superior, Wisconsin tomorrow to talk Wisconsin infrastructure needs and the many ways the President’s historic bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will create and expand good jobs and economic opportunity for Wisconsin workers.