FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2022
Gwennan Booth, Communications Manager, New York State Laborers’ LECET
315.717.7379; [email protected]
CHIPS ACT: AN INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE, WORKING MEN AND WOMEN
The New York State Laborers’ Union LECET commends the Biden administration for signing the CHIPS Act to boost domestic supply chains, combat the underinvestment in our country’s manufacturing and research and development capabilities, and bolster our technology infrastructure. Once again, the Biden administration has taken direct action to position our nation at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, all while making a strong investment in working men and women.
The inclusion of prevailing wage requirements in the CHIPS ACT ensures that the hundreds of thousands of construction jobs created will provide solid middle class wages. The men and women on these jobsites will be afforded the ability to put food on the table, take care of themselves and provide for their families.
“The CHIPS Act is yet another significant step forward for the men and women who build our country from the ground up,” said Patrick Purcell, Executive Director, New York State Laborers’ LECET. “By investing in technology infrastructure, our country is making an investment in working men and women. New York State is open for business and the members of the New York State Laborers Union are ready to build the future – and they are the BEST workforce to do it safely, with skill, on time and under budget.”
ABOUT THE NEW YORK STATE LABORERS: The New York State Laborers’ Union represents over 40,000 members employed in the construction industry and other fields throughout the state. Our members are organized into more than 24 local unions and 5 district councils. We are a proud affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). www.nysliuna.org.