United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 290 had some important visitors Aug. 10.
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, together with Congressman Peter DeFazio and Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle, toured the union’s training facility in Springfield, and spoke about the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed the U.S. Senate earlier the same day. The visit was part of a tour by Walsh to promote the Biden Administration’s investments in workforce development.
Walsh, a Laborers union member and former head of the Boston Building Trades Council, met with Local 290 business manager Lou Christian and local rep Jeff McGillivray, head of the Lane County Central Labor Chapter, and also spoke with two Local 290 apprentices. – DM