WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh will travel to northwest Indiana today for discussions with community leaders, union members, and workers about the Biden-Harris administration’s historic investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.
Secretary Walsh will first visit the Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana’s training facility in Portage where 350 construction industry workers and employers receive safety and health education in areas such as the hazards of crystalline silica exposure. The department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has awarded numerous Susan Harwood Training Grants to CAF, which has developed training materials specifically for youth workers and small business employers. The meeting will be at the Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana at 6050 Southport Road in Portage at 9 a.m. CDT.
Secretary Walsh will then join United Steelworkers International President Tom Conway and union members for the first stop of the USW’s “We Supply America” six-day bus tour in Chesterton to showcase how the major investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill spur economic growth, create good-paying, union jobs and keep America competitive. The meeting will be held at the USW Local 6787 Hall (“We Supply America” bus tour stop) at 1100 North Max Mochal Highway in Chesterton at 10 a.m. CDT.
To end the day, Secretary Walsh will tour Hammond Central High School with the American Federation of Teachers and Sheet Metal Works Local 20 to highlight modernizing infrastructure in America’s schools. The meeting will be held at Hammond Central High School at 5926 Calumet Avenue in Hammond at 1 p.m. CDT.
Rep. Frank Mrvan will join the Secretary for all events. Both officials will be available for media questions throughout the day.