President Joe Biden today picked a training center run by the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters to announce his infrastructure investment plan, with influential New Jersey labor leader William Sproule front and center.
Sproule is the executive secretary-treasurer of the union, which represents over 41,000 carpenters in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and five other states.
Biden has proposed a $2 trillion “Build Back Better” plan to rebuild the aging infrastructure as a way of boosting the economy.
“It is an honor to host President Joe Biden today for such an historic and important announcement regarding the future of infrastructure and in turn the opportunity for good paying jobs for skilled labor in our country,” Sproule. “Our training center is the perfect place to make this announcement. Our state-of-the-art facility trains the next generation of carpenters in several different crafts including the skills necessary for the transportation and energy industry construction in his plan.”
Sproule said that Infrastructure investment will create jobs.
“We are grateful that President Biden and his administration hit the ground running with this unprecedented infrastructure plan that will put people back to work,” Sproule said. “The health and economic recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic will not be easy. It will take working families reinvesting in their local economy and this plan will provide the wages and benefits needed to do that.”