Rosen visits the South West Carpenters Training Center to discuss the jobs created by the bipartisan Infrastructure Act with unionized workers
LAS VEGAS, NV — U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) met with members of Southwest Carpenters Union Local 1977 today at the Southwest Carpenters Training Center to discuss how the federal government can support union workers in Nevada and how she helped draft the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. and pass benefits Nevada’s construction industry. Senator Rosen had the opportunity to tour the facilities, hear directly from unionized workers and learn about training programs for Nevada workers.
Most of the funds allocated through the bipartisan Infrastructure Act will be subject to prevailing wage protections championed by Senator Rosen, which means contractors will have to pay workers a fair and competitive wage in local markets. The legislation, which passed the Senate with bipartisan support and was signed into law last year, is now poised to create thousands of well-paying construction jobs in Nevada.
“Nevada was built by unionized workers, and with this new federal investment, they will have the opportunity to build better roads and bridges, and improve safety and quality of life for all Nevadans,” said Senator Rosen. “The bipartisan infrastructure law is expected to create 140,000 jobs and $4 billion in Nevada, and Southwest Carpenters’ workforce training programs will ensure Local 1977 workers are ready to rebuild the Nevada infrastructure for the 21st century.”
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Act creates opportunities for working families, and we appreciate Senator Rosen’s efforts to bring these projects to Nevada,” said Brandon Morris, policy coordinator for the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Local 1977. “From our roads, bridges and buildings to our water and energy systems, Union Carpenters works every day to build better cities, communities and quarries across the state and region.”
As a member of bipartisan group of 22 senators Who negotiated and drafted the final version of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Senator Rosen was “one of the architects of the legislation.” The final infrastructure package also includes three of Senator Rosen’s bipartisan bills finance critical broadband infrastructure, promote the revival of the tourist economy and strengthen the cybersecurity of the electricity network.