Biden to travel next week to electrical workers union convention in Chicago

President Biden will head to an electrical employees union convention in Chicago following Wednesday, a White Dwelling official declared on Thursday.

“NEXT WEDNESDAY: @POTUS will vacation to Chicago, Illinois to attend the 40th @IBEW Intercontinental Convention,” Matt Hill, White Property senior affiliate communications director, tweeted, referring to the Intercontinental Brotherhood of Electrical Personnel.

Final month, Vice President Harris also satisfied with the electrical personnel union all through the Infrastructure Grassroots Perform Week.

“We stand for making investments in America’s long run and it will be constructed with union staff,” Harris reported during her appearance, in accordance to the union. “Joe Biden and I know that IBEW customers are functioning just about every working day to construct the long run of this state.”

A major union group, the IBEW endorsed Biden in February 2020 as a then-candidate.

Biden’s travels occur shortly after the president, vice president and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh met with employee organizers as unionizing endeavours get momentum at organizations these as Starbuck and Amazon.

Walsh and Harris “held a roundtable dialogue with a diverse group of younger, grassroots employee organizers to go over their incredible endeavours to manage unions in their workplaces, and how their initiatives can inspire employees throughout the nation to make the preference to be a part of or manage a union,” in accordance to the White Dwelling readout.

“President Biden stopped by the dialogue and thanked the worker organizers for their leadership in arranging unions, the inspiration they offer to personnel across the place who may possibly want to manage, and their contributions to the worker organizing momentum that is escalating throughout the place,” the readout additional.

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