Biden’s Diversity Push in Trades Sparks Union, Industry Tension

Written by: Rebecca Rainey
Published on: Jul 7, 2022

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Biden administration plans to create a high-skilled, diverse workforce to complete the billions of dollars of infrastructure projects expected over the next decade has largely hinged on siphoning federal dollars toward contractors and grant applicants that partner with labor organizations.

But the administration also will need buy-in from businesses and Republican-led states, which say some of the steps President Joe Biden has taken actually could limit access for women- and minority-owned businesses.

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