Key points made by the president during Monday’s speech at a conference of the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department:
- American workers in the building and construction trades literally built much of America’s overall progress.
- Workers in these trades and others have been especially hurt by the economic downturn.
- Past generations of American workers proudly built sweeping infrastructure projects.
“The last decade has been tough on everybody. But the men and women of the building and construction trades have suffered more than most. Since the housing bubble burst, millions of your brothers and sisters have had to look for work. Even more have had to struggle to keep the work coming in. And that makes absolutely no sense at a time when the... more »