WASHINGTON — America’s International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers have endorsed Joe Biden for United States president based on key issues that matter to its union members.
Biden is the only presidential candidate who has passed an infrastructure bill in Congress and administered an infrastructure stimulus in the White House, states a release issued by the union, adding he took the lead on releasing the first infrastructure plan among Democratic candidates, offering the best value for the building trades. The Iron Workers Union said a Biden administration would invest heavily in transportation infrastructure and manufacturing across the country.
The union also said Biden will push legislation to repeal Right to Work laws across the country, defend time-tested Registered Apprenticeship Programs, stand up to special interests, and work to save the hard-earned benefits that union members deserve. The Trump administration’s continued threats to impose Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs on the construction industry makes this move particularly urgent, states the release.
“Joe Biden is running for president to rebuild the middle class, and to him that means protecting and growing unions and collective bargaining,” said Biden campaign manager Greg Schultz in a statement. “We are proud to have the support of the Iron Workers because unions and the workers who make up their membership, built America and the middle class. Together, we’ll restore the dignity of work.”
Biden also listened to the unions on how to protect jobs and workers’ rights and the union expects that as president, he will ensure the building trades are an integral part of the nation’s future, states the union.