America’s Wortk Force Podcast.
AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed why the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the most pro-worker infrastructure law ever passed by Congress.
Regan recently testified before Congress about the importance of the act.
Regan touted numerous pro-worker provisions in the bill, including its commitments to Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) and a 5 percent expenditure on workforce training, which he called unprecedented. He believes the current Congress is the most productive he has seen in his 20-year career, as they have passed numerous pieces of legislation to create meaningful jobs for working families.
Regan also provided an update on the tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement being considered for ratification by 12 railroad unions. Six unions have ratified the CBA, while two other unions failed to ratify the agreement, including one that already has a new tentative deal going to a member vote. He said the process continues to be difficult and expects more unions to vote on the CBA a week or so after the mid-term elections.
Listen to the entire episode to learn more about these topics.