In recognition of Labor Day 2021, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will be hosting NAACP Labor Action Week 2021, September 2-7, 2021. LIUNA is happy to partner with the NAACP in this endeavor. Through the week of activities, the NAACP will celebrate and recognize the historic role of Black workers in advocating for workers' rights and supporting a robust economy.
The Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) Bill seeks to invest nearly $550 billion in new spending on roads, bridges, broadband internet, water pipes, and other public works systems; hence creating upwards of 2 million jobs per year for the next decade. The BIF is crucial to all LIUNA members. To close out the week LIUNA African American Caucus President, Ryan Boyer, will join NAACP President Derrick Johnson and others to discuss this once-in-a-lifetime legislation that has the potential to position our country to prioritize the economic and employment needs of Black America and Black workers, which has historically been overlooked and often intentionally left out of policy reform due to structural racism.