Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on Joe Biden’s visit to Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry in Manitowoc. The United Steelworkers Local 125 and Local 301, and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 516 represent workers at the facility.
“Wisconsin union members are proud to welcome Vice President Joe Biden to the state of Wisconsin and to the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry in Manitowoc. The union men and women of the United Steelworkers Local 125 and USW Local 301 and the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Local 516 make this foundry thrive and produce a variety of made in America custom aluminum cast products from pressure cookers and exhaust pipes to pots and pans and even electric beer can sealers.
Joe Biden is sharing his plan to build back better by investing in American workers and American manufacturing with union members today. Joe Biden knows that when we bet on American workers, we win. The only way to revive our economy is with a strong middle class that is union made. Union members at Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry in Manitowoc have been working together with management to ensure good, family-supporting jobs for generations of Wisconsinites. Joe Biden knows that we can rebuild our economy by supporting workers, our families, and our communities by prioritizing policies that ensure our future is made in Wisconsin and made in America.”