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.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 56 national and international labor unions. The AFL-CIO union movement represents 10.5 million members, including 2 million members in Working America, its new community affiliate. We are teachers and truck drivers, musicians and miners, firefighters and farm workers, bakers and bottlers, engineers and editors, pilots and public employees, doctors and nurses, painters and laborers-and more.