President Biden Doubles Down on His Commitment and Support for Workers
In his second State of the Union address, President Biden doubled down on his commitment to push for an economic framework that is centered around meeting the needs of working families. In a political climate starved of leaders who will stand up to the wealthy and well-connected, President Biden’s message stood out loud and clear - workers come first. Despite the usual partisan gridlock, the Biden Administration has been able to achieve groundbreaking legislative victories in the last two years that will create opportunities with lasting impacts for generations of workers including CWA members. Under his leadership, we have moved from campaign promises and rhetoric to actual investments in critical infrastructure such as strengthening our supply chains by increasing U.S manufacturing and bringing high-speed internet connections to communities across the country while creating good jobs in the industry. CWA commends President Biden for his successful efforts to cap the cost of insulin for seniors on Medicare and we join him in calling on Congress to take action to expand Medicare access and bring down prescription drug costs for all Americans who need it.
President Biden made it clear that he understands a job should be more than a paycheck. It should be a source of pride and dignity. Which is why he threw his full support behind the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, so that all workers have a free and fair choice to organize or join a union, and the right to bargain collectively with their employer, without fear of intimidation, coercion, threats, and anti-union propaganda. We stand with the President in his efforts to fix our unfair tax system and ensure billionaires pay their fair share as well as his commitment to block any attempt to cut retirement security programs such as Social Security and Medicare benefits. CWA members will continue to mobilize and help advance the President’s agenda on creating jobs through investment in our country’s infrastructure and empowering workers.
About CWA: The Communications Workers of America represents working people in telecommunications, customer service, media, airlines, health care, public service and education, manufacturing, tech, and other fields.