#SOTU: AFL-CIO’s Trumka Wants 'Trillions' Spent On Infrastructure

Trumka and Obama

Speaking on his desires for President Obama’s State of the Union of Address, the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka told reporters he wants the President to call for more spending—and not just a little more spending

Mr. Trumka, in a conference call with reporters Tuesday, outlined the AFL-CIO’s 2014 job priorities, and, of course, wants Mr. Obama’s support for a higher minimum wage and paid sick leave for workers.
“But we have to go beyond that,” he said, calling for trillions of dollars of investment to overhaul outdated bridges, roads and airports, and build high-speed rail projects. Citing his recent trip to China, Mr. Trumka said high-speed rail is an area where the U.S. has lagged behind that country. [Emphasis added.]

Of course, with his experience running successful enterprises, the nation should absolutely follow Trumka’s advice.
Read the rest at the Wall Street Journal.


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