Posts tagged offshore wind projects
Maine: Union workers come to agreement to end strike
June 2, 2023 // Kevin Rose, will offer full-time jobs for union members, training, as well as see more locals get hired to work on the docks, which will create more jobs in New Bedford, and specifically for Cape Verdeans, who make up about 75% of the ILA Local 1413 union. “We’re very excited we’re going back to work. It was tough [but we] pretty much both got what we wanted,” Rose said. “Life-changing. [It’s going to be] life-changing, especially for Cape Verdeans who make up about 75% of the union.” Thursday morning, dockworkers were once again inside the gates ready to get moving on unloading the parts, which right now include sections for the towers. Blades are expected to arrive on-shore within a week, and eventually, the components will be put together on barges, making for what’s expected to be quite a spectacle on the waterfront
‘Just transition’ bill for oil industry workers exposes labor rift
February 27, 2022 // Trades leaders say that beginning to dismantle the industry now will only push workers into lower-paid jobs. Instead, Trades officials say, the state should invest in big-ticket infrastructure projects such as high-speed rail and offshore wind projects that will create comparable jobs to what workers have been doing for decades.