CHAMBER WELCOMES UNIONS TO TRANSPORTATION COALITION
The United States Chamber of Commerce said Friday that two major labor organizations — the Laborers’ International Union of North America and the International Union of Operating Engineers — will take an active role in Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM), a broad-based coalition of labor and transportation users and providers led by the Chamber.
“It is imperative for business and labor to work hand-in-hand to achieve the much-needed improvements to our nation’s overburdened transportation system,” said Thomas Donohue, Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer. “Failure to improve our nation’s transportation infrastructure system will have devastating consequences to our safety and our economy.”
The ATM coalition, with 300 trade, state, and local organizations, is undertaking a vigorous campaign to build support for boosting investment in transportation infrastructure.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations.