The largest labor federation in the US just joined the student-loan forgiveness fight.
On Thursday, the AFL-CIO's president, Liz Shuler, called on President Joe Biden to enact broad debt cancellation for federal borrowers. As Biden is becoming closer to making a decision on loan relief, she is the latest advocate to push the president to deliver permanent relief to borrowers before payments are set to resume after August 31.
"Organized labor was built on the foundation of creating a pathway to the middle class for everyone, but skyrocketing student loan debt has become an insurmountable obstacle to achieving this goal," Shuler wrote on Twitter.
She added that while the pause on student-loan payments has made "a tremendous difference" for many borrowers, "we cannot ask working people to make further sacrifices."