Cyndie Williams, Executive Director of the Carpenter Contractor Trust, recent shared an op-ed highlighting how supporting union construction is supporting jobs for American workers.

From Newsweek:

American taxpayers need to trust that the workforce tasked with constructing our critical infrastructure, buildings, and bridges, is highly trained. Union carpenters spend four years as apprentices adhering to a rigid and time-tested curriculum in class and field experience. Their skills have repeatedly met the highest standards. Moreover, by investing in local workforce development, the building trades can ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of the hiring process.

And let’s not forget the obvious: the positive economic impact of hiring local workers. Carpenters tend to live and work in their communities, which translates into significant local economic growth. They don’t just work in the community; they are an integral part of it, and that’s where they spend their dollars.