For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
AFSCME President Lee Saunders Praises Senate Democratic Infrastructure PlanWashington, D.C. —
AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement praising the infrastructure plan released today by Senate Democrats:
“This is a bold, comprehensive plan that will create 15 million good paying jobs by reclaiming recent corporate tax giveaways and investing those funds back into our nation’s communities, including in our roads, bridges, transit, schools and water systems. It ensures strong labor protections and puts the public interest first, rather than selling off the nation’s assets to private interests.
“The plan also pays for infrastructure the right way by making the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share of taxes and ends special privileges for Wall Street so that real work will be done on Main Street. We look forward to working with the Senate to strengthen and pass this critical plan.”