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‘BUILD LOCAL, HIRE LOCAL’: Gillibrand supports bill for infrastructure, local unions

The goal is local for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

“Infrastructure also offers a major opportunity to revitalize manufacturing jobs across the country, but using American-made products,” Gillibrand said Thursday to a crowd in Menands.

Gillibrand returned home to the Capital Region to help further a bill called the “Build Local, Hire Local Act.”

“When you revitalize infrastructure, you want to make sure to plan the projects well and make sure the local community gets the benefit of the jobs,” Gillibrand said.

The bill was introduced to the Senate floor back in July. If passed, it would raise wages and strengthen unions.

“That would make such a difference for so many in the community. And what unions allow is higher pay, and better benefits,” Gillibrand said.

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