For Immediate Release: April 28, 2021
Contact: Mark Brueggenjohann 202-728-6014
American Families Plan is a Vital Investment in Working People
IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s announcement of the American Families Plan:
“For too long, Americans have been working harder and harder for less and less. The American Families Plan is a vital investment in working families and the middle class. This plan provides needed relief to working people and their children from expanding health care access to creating a national paid family and medical leave program. It also expands access to education – from early childhood to postsecondary – which is critical to our future and economy.
Along with the America Rescue Plan and the American Jobs Plan, the American Families Plan is part of the Biden Administration’s comprehensive investment in rebuilding America’s middle class and restoring the social compact that rewards work, not wealth. The men and women of the IBEW call on Congress to take action to make it happen.”
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 775,000 members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, railroads and government.