US Departments of Labor

U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg today announced a partnership with the signing of a memorandum of understanding to promote the creation of good infrastructure and transportation jobs with a focus on equitable workforce development using funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The partnership between the two departments will advance strategies to ensure investments create good-paying jobs with the choice to join a union and the use of proven workforce development strategies, such as Registered Apprenticeship, to connect workers in underserved communities to modern day infrastructure and transportation jobs.

“Partnering with the Department of Transportation will enable us to make the most of this historic investment in America and its workers by ensuring these investments lead to good jobs and that workers have the training they need to access these jobs, especially women, people of color and workers in communities who for too long have been left behind,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. “Together, our departments can provide resources and support that states and local communities need to rebuild our nation with good-paying jobs in the transportation and infrastructure sectors.”

This partnership aligns with the Department of Labor’s Good Jobs Initiative. Announced in January, the initiative aims to improve job quality through the nation by providing critical information to workers, employers and government entities as they seek to improve job quality and create access to good union jobs – free from discrimination and harassment – for all workers and jobseekers.

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