1199 Statement on Signing of American Rescue Plan

March 11, 2021

1199SEIU President George Gresham released the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s signing of the American Rescue Plan:

“We commend President Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi for taking real action to protect working people and the communities we call home.

“From earmarking funding for COVID vaccine production, distribution, and testing; to allocating community funding for states and municipalities; to expanding funding for New York home care services, the American Rescue Plan will help make a difference in the lives of our members and their families.

“1199ers have been fighting this pandemic for over a year, and have sacrificed so much. We are proud to once again have White House and Congressional leadership that understands the importance of fighting to ensure that working Americans have the tools they need to live and work with dignity.”