A Changing Energy Landscape

Monday, March 4, 2019

Across the country, unions have come under attack. Whether it is elected officials who want to weaken our power, businesses that are looking to cut costs and increase profits, or just a changing industry, we must stay strong and adapt. Here in New York we face many challenges. Although our elected officials are often pro-union, NY's 100% renewable energy goal by 2040 will have an effect on our jobs. However, we can adapt and change. We are currently working to ensure that large scale renewable energy projects are done by IBEW 97 members and we are working to ensure that EV charging stations are installed by departments like Street Lighting. For decades, we have proven that IBEW members are the best in the business and we will continue to work to make sure that a new era of energy production is done by skilled, IBEW members.