PENNSYLVANIA — On Sunday, members of the Western Pennsylvania District of Laborers called on Congress to pass the bipartisan infrastructure plan. Without a Labor Day parade, the Western Pennsylvania District of Laborers didn’t have the opportunity to show their support for President Biden’s infrastructure bill — so yesterday, they paraded through downtown Pittsburgh to call on legislators to send it to President BIden’s desk:
Now, supporters of the bill say it will expand education, healthcare, and tackle climate change issues here at home workers rallied in favor of the trillion dollar infrastructure bill.
Western Pennsylvania, if anything is known for its infrastructure. Pittsburgh is considered the city of bridges and today, the people who work to build and restore those bridges, say an infrastructure win is a win for all.
Without a Labor Day parade, the Western Pennsylvania District of Laborers didn’t have the opportunity to show their support for President Biden’s infrastructure bill. So today they paraded through downtown calling on legislators to pass it.
“We’re filling out cards to flood our senators, and our congressmen, with letters in support of this bill.”
Just days ago, the Senate passed the bill, but it’s stalling in the House. Philip Ameris, the president of the Western Pennsylvania District of Laborers Council says passing the bill would be nothing but beneficial for everybody. When construction is going on, everybody’s working.
“It’s just a mushroom effect of what happens when construction work happens. Not to mention adding jobs in the much needed highway, water and sewage plant improvements.”
He says with 33 counties backing the bill, he hopes they can make enough noise to draw the attention of the leaders representing them in Congress.