Infrastructure bill = jobs
President Joe Biden’s sweeping $2 trillion infrastructure investment proposal – known as the American Jobs Plan – would boost our work by investing millions in insulation projects and jobs.
The infrastructure spending plan is the first of a two-part proposal to help the nation’s economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Administration officials, economists, and labor leaders say the infrastructure investment will create good-paying insulation jobs nationwide by building, preserving, and retrofitting more than millions of homes and commercial buildings, modernizing the nation’s schools and child care facilities, and upgrading veterans’ hospitals and federal buildings. President Biden’s plan will create quality jobs improving our nation’s federal facilities, especially those that serve veterans. President Biden’s plan includes spending $100 billion to build new public schools and upgrade existing buildings with better ventilation systems.
The American Jobs Plan makes major investments in support of job apprenticeships and job training, identifying specific job training funds, including:
- $100 billion in workforce development programs for underserved groups and high school students
- $40 billion investment in a dislocated workers program
- $12 billion in general workforce development
Other parts of the American Jobs Plan are requirements for prevailing wages, buying American, and protections for workers to unionize. In a letter to President Biden, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers General President Gregory T. Revard voiced support for Biden’s Infrastructure Plan, especially plans to retrofit 4 million commercial buildings.