(July 13, 2022, MILWAUKEE, WI) – Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu’s Visit to Milwaukee.
“Wisconsin’s working men and women are working hard to replace lead pipes in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin so that every child can have safe, clean drinking water,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. “Lead poisoning in children in Wisconsin is a real and serious problem and we have no time to waste to ensure quality drinking water in our homes. We proudly welcome White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu to a lead pipe replacement work site this afternoon to see firsthand the vital work being done thanks to President Biden’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Not only does infrastructure investment create good jobs and life-long career opportunities, it means building stronger and better communities with safe water, high-speed internet, better roads and bridges, healthy ports and waterways, expanded public transportation, reliable power and more. This once in a generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure would not be possible without the leadership of President Biden.”