Wisconsin utilities pledge to use union labor for renewable energy

March 27, 2024 | by magnews24.com

Wisconsin’s four largest utilities announced Tuesday a commitment to employ local union workers in clean energy projects across the state.

Alliant Energy, Madison Gas & Electric, WEC Energy Group, and Xcel Energy have pledged to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, Wisconsin Laborers’ District Council, and Wisconsin Operating Engineers Local 139 to employ union workers.

Wisconsin utilities announced efforts to transition to a clean energy future, including plans to build significant amounts of utility scale solar, battery storage and onshore wind, according to the release.

“The Carpenters Union is thrilled that our state’s utilities have made a commitment to using skilled Wisconsin workers to build our energy infrastructure,” said Andrew Disch of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Local Union. “This means energy projects will also be building the middle class and supporting local economies.”

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