For Immediate Release
Josh Goldstein (202) 637-5018
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka On Apollo Alliance Clean Transportation Manufacturing Action Plan
WASHINGTON - Our economy needs to be rebuilt, and working Americans need jobs –
both of which can be accomplished by modernizing and shoring up our
nation's roads, bridges, mass transportation and advanced vehicles. The
AFL-CIO applauds the Apollo Alliance Clean Transportation Manufacturing
Action Plan (TMAP). TMAP will transform the legacy of our past into a
practical vision and plan for the 21st century. Their plan will foster
innovation and new technology while creating good jobs and ensuring that
our manufacturing sector is competitive in a dynamic global economy.
The Apollo Alliance drew upon the expertise of unions, industry,
transportation and policy makers to identify a forward thinking
bipartisan national strategy to rebuild America. We applaud President
Obama's infrastructure proposals and urge Congress and the Obama
Administration to use the TMAP blueprint and get America back to work.
This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.
Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) works tirelessly to improve the lives of working people. We are the democratic, voluntary federation of 56 national and international labor unions that represent 12.5 million working men and women.