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Union rally set Monday for roads and bridges

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

A union rally set for Monday near the Floyd Boulevard Exit off I-29 is aimed at getting Congress to pass a federal Highway Bill.

The Laborers' International Union of North America is organizing the event. They say construction workers, contractors, elected officials, and community groups are expected to gather near the overpass at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon.

They say nearly 6,600 Iowa bridges need serious work.

According to the union a highway bill that would create tens of thousands of jobs has been stalled in Congress for two years.

"We have plenty of concerned citizens out there that are joining us in this fight to have good roads and infrastructure here in Iowa," said Andy Schoenewe of Laborers Local 430.

LIUNA wants Congress to be proactive about roads and bridges before an accident happens, like the bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis in August of 2007.

 

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