August 9, 2021/Media, Press

Mayor Vaughan, Vice Chair McKissick, CWA Union Member Hold Press Call Urging Congress to Pass BID to Deliver for the Working People of NC

Today, Mayor Nancy Vaughan of Greensboro, North Carolina Democratic Party Vice Chair Floyd McKissick and Communications Workers of America (CWA) NC State Legislative-Political Coordinator Grant Welch held a press call highlighting President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal, which the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on early this week, and how the legislation will make the lives of working people in North Carolina better by creating good union jobs and making our economy more sustainable, resilient, and just.

The call followed the U.S. Department of Labor’s report on Friday that nonfarm payrolls increased by a whopping 943,000 jobs in July. Thanks to President Biden and Democrats’ leadership, millions of Americans are getting back to work, and working families right here in North Carolina are seeing the results. The bipartisan infrastructure deal is part of the President’s economic plan to invest in America’s future and ensure our state and country are well-positioned to win the 21st century.

Click here to view a recording of the event.

“Cities make things happen. We are responsible for roads, water, sewer, trash disposal, transportation and neighborhood development – just to name a few. As we grow, our needs are quickly outpacing our budget. The impact that the bipartisan infrastructure deal will have on Greensboro and cities and towns across the country is much-needed. That’s why mayors in North Carolina from across party lines signed a letter in support of President Biden’s plan. President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal is a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure that will make life better for North Carolinians,” said Mayor Nancy Vaughan.

“President Biden promised to work across the aisle to deliver results for working families, and this deal shows we can come together to position American workers, farmers, and businesses to compete and win in the 21st century. Families across the country have waited so long for these improvements in their lives. That’s why I am calling on the Senate today to move quickly to pass it on a bipartisan basis, as well as continue to make progress on President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda,” said NCDP Vice Chair Floyd McKissick.

“The deal reached by President Biden and the bipartisan group of Senators makes a once-in-a-generation investment in our infrastructure and will create good-paying union jobs. For CWA, expanding broadband in North Carolina and across the country is extremely important. Having high speed internet access is critical to investing in jobs that set our state and country up well for our future as well as the green economy and telecommunications infrastructure. It’s critical that Congress gets the bipartisan infrastructure deal over the finish line to make a tangible difference in working peoples’ lives,” said Communications Workers of America (CWA) NC State Legislative-Political Coordinator Grant Welch.