Machinists Union Applauds U.S. House Passage of Build Back Better Legislation

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) applauds the U.S. House passage of the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), a bill that would invest in the nation’s working people.

“I want to thank the U.S. House members who voted in favor of this crucial bill that gives much-needed support to our nation’s workforce. These are important provisions like Child Tax Credit, child care, workplace development and access to clean energy jobs just to name a few,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr. “This legislation embraces a pro-worker agenda that provides millions of working families with the resources and opportunities of better wages and benefits.”

Highlights of the Build Back Better bill:

  • Invests a total $390 billion for the child care initiative and the universal preschool initiative.
  • Provides $20 billion in workforce development programs.
  • Provides $9.5 billion in public health infrastructure and workforce.
  • Provides $3.5 billion for domestic manufacturing conversion grants to automobile manufacturers and suppliers.

More details are available here.

The IAM has been a strong advocate for passage of the Build Back Better bill, which would build on the new bipartisan infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed into law days ago.

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Updated: November 20, 2021 — 1:42 am