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ATU: Biden’s American Families Plan will provide a big boost for workers and their families

Silver Spring, MD – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President John Costa released the following statement on President Biden’s American Families Plan unveiled at his first address to a joint session of Congress.

“Along with the American Jobs Plan, support for the PRO Act, raising the minimum wage to $15 for federal contractors, and other bold actions over his first 100 days in office, President Biden’s American Families Plan offers critical generational investments in the future of our country that will help revitalize our nation through a more equitable and just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With an additional $1.8 trillion in federal funding for education, childcare and paid family leave, the American Families Plan will provide much-needed support for workers and their families.

“To pay for it, Biden will call on the wealthiest Americans to contribute their fair share through tax increases that are long overdue. We commend President Biden for this robust and ambitious plan and urge Congress to pass this bill to provide more families with the opportunities they need to succeed and make the American dream a reality.”