Summer 2022 Federal Legislation Update

The American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan helped deliver vaccines, rental assistance and $1,400 checks to RWDSU members and millions of Americans during some of the worst days of the pandemic. A full overview of the American Rescue Plan is available here.

White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment Report

The RWDSU was proud to participate and provide input into the White House Taskforce focused on supporting worker organizing. The full report (from February, 2022) is available here.

(Damien Sowell from the REI SoHo RWDSU organizing committee was among workers who met with President Biden and Vice President Harris to discuss recent union organizing efforts).

 

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – supported by both Democrats and Republicans, and signed into law by President Biden in November 2021 – is a once-in-a-generation investment in our communities. The historic law will rebuild America’s infrastructure – including bridges, roads and rails – as well as expand access to clean drinking water and deliver access to high-speed internet.

Most importantly, the law will support hundreds of thousands of good-paying, union jobs. Full details about the infrastructure plan is available here.

 

Inflation Reduction Act

In August 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act, which will deliver much-needed relief for RWDSU members and millions of working families across the United States.

The law will save every family an average of $500 on energy costs per year, reduce health insurance premiums and prescription drug costs, and make corporations pay their fair share of tax.

Full details about how the Inflation reduction Act will help RWDSU members and their families is available here.