Trainor and Nunez: Build Back Better offers Oregonians hope


The ongoing impacts of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and income inequality are plain to see. You need only to look out the window to see workers toiling in wildfire smoke, and communities suffering from decades of divestment in infrastructure and public health. These impacts are felt first and worst by Oregon's workers and frontline communities.

It is vital that our leaders seize every opportunity to drive union job creation and economic recovery through investment in climate action and the care economy. The "Build Back Better Act" under consideration in Congress right now is an unprecedented opportunity to do just that.