US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stopped in Kansas City, KS. for an event highlighting the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and how it will impact union workers.
The IIJA will create a lot of work for union construction workers. “It will create that generation of good-paying, union jobs,” Buttigieg said.
A coalition of state and local leaders joined Buttigieg including US Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) and KCK Mayor Tyrone Garner.
Billions will be spent on infrastructure across the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council through the bill. Kansas City Rep Joe Hudson reminded the coalition during the stop that if you’re saying, “labor shortage,” you’re saying it wrong, it’s a “wage shortage.”