O'Malley To Participate In "Buiding A Better Ohio" Convening At The White House
North Shore AFL-CIO Executive Secretary Dan O’Malley will be at the White House this coming Wednesday, September 7th for the Biden administration’s “Communities in Action: Building a Better Ohio” convening. The event is an opportunity to highlight the impact programs like the American Rescue Plan, the CHIPS Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the Inflation Reduction Act have had and will have on Northeast Ohio’s economy.
“I am honored to have been invited to this important event at The White House,” O’Malley said. “President Biden promised to be the most pro-labor president in history, and he has delivered on that promise. Ohio’s workers are reaping the benefits of the president’s economic agenda, and it will be a privilege to tell that part of the story on Wednesday and amplify the voices of working people.”
The American Rescue Plan Act saved an untold number of Northeast Ohio jobs by replenishing the state’s unemployment fund, providing needed stimulus to restaurants, and funding numerous programs from local government to childcare to emergency rental assistance, among others.
The Inflation Reduction Act is already paying dividends in Ohio, with companies announcing their intention to invest in manufacturing and hire permanent workers for a clean energy economy. The new law will save ratepayers hundreds of dollars annually in energy costs. It will also finally take some of the tax burden off the middle class by requiring the wealthy to pay their fair share of federal taxes.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will create thousands of Northeast Ohio jobs – not just in the construction industry but also in permanent jobs servicing expanded broadband and rebuilt airports and sewer systems.
The CHIPS and Science Act was a critical piece of legislation supporting semiconductor manufacturing that will create jobs throughout the state.
The roundtable discussion, scheduled for 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7th, will be live-streamed.
The North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor is Ohio’s largest central labor council and the organized voice for 80,000 working people in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties. Over 146 local unions are affiliated with our labor federation. We represent workers from bus drivers to steelworkers, public sector workers to grocery workers, rocket scientists at NASA, and world-renowned orchestra musicians.