“Not in 50 years have we needed investments in our infrastructure like we do today. Frankly, the situation is approaching a crisis. Our congested and deteriorating transportation systems are hurting all of us — threatening business productivity and affecting the lives of anybody who travels,” Trumka said. “Let me just say that I think we need to put our combined muscle behind the wheel, behind a renewed effort to win the investments America needs.”
“I’d like us to change that. That’s why I’m especially glad to be here today, and why, Tom, I look forward to your visit soon to the AFL-CIO’s Executive Council — because I believe business and working people often stand on common ground, and we should speak with one voice every chance we get,” Trumka said.