Brothers and Sisters,
As iron workers, we know that the futures of our region and our trade are connected. When projects and new developments flourish, so do our Local 7 families and our communities.
Our region has an enormous opportunity to invest in the energy infrastructure of the future. The Vineyard Wind Project, recently fast-tracked by the Biden administration, would be the first major offshore wind project in the country. The project would generate about 800 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 400,000 homes. If we prioritize union labor when building the project, we can chart a course toward clean, renewable energy that puts Bay State families first.
That’s why Business Manager Hess put out an op-ed out in the Cape Cod Times, making the case for Vineyard Wind to commit to hiring 100% union. Renewable energy is within reach, and we need to build it with well-trained union workers.
Together, we can pave the way for the national offshore wind industry and kickstart a new energy sector that works for everyone.
William P. Hurley