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UWUA Provides Training for Consumers Energy

September 5, 2013
By Neal Tepel


Jackson, Mich. - The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) has negotiated a new five-year labor agreement with Consumers Energy under which the union will assume a leading role in training employees at Michigan's largest electric and gas utility.

Rudin Management to Utilize Advanced Energy Saving Systems in Buildings

August 5, 2013
By Neal Tepel


New York, NY - Rudin Management, one of the largest privately held property management companies in NYC, will deploy the Di-BOSS(TM) digital building operating system in 14 additional commercial properties following positive pilot tests in two of Rudin's largest NYC buildings. The Di-BOSS operating system is a joint development of Selex ES, Rudin Management, and Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Unions are Powering up With American Solar Partners

July 23, 2013
By Paul Helou

As a leading provider of clean, renewable energy, American Solar Partners (ASP) – a Tuckahoe, New York-based company that develops, designs, and finances solar power projects, both residential and commercial -- works with union locals to install solar power systems on their buildings, inspire their members to put solar power on their homes, and assist their contractors to enter the solar market.

President is Now Addressing Climate Change and Infrastructure

July 2, 2013
By Leo W. Gerard, USW PresidentPITTSBURGH, Penn. – “The debate about whether or not climate change is real has gone on for far too long. It fails to adequately address both environmental and economic consequences.  We have witnessed devastating super-storms and hurricanes that have wreaked havoc on communities across the country. The plan President Obama outlined includes many positive steps to help our nation begin a meaningful effort to address climate change, while creating and maintaining hundreds of thousands of family-sustaining jobs in the domestic manufacturing, construction and service sectors.

Pittsburgh, Penn. – “The debate about whether or not climate change is real has gone on for far too long. It fails to adequately address both environmental and economic consequences. We have witnessed devastating super-storms and hurricanes that have wreaked havoc on communities across the country.

Billions for Economic Development, But Where are the Jobs?

June 14, 2013
By Marc Bussanich Josh Kellermann with ALIGN

New York, NY—New York spends $7 billion annually for economic development, but there’s no way to know how many, if any, jobs were created with that money because the recipients do a poor job in reporting, according to a new report.  Watch Video 

NSTAR & UWUA Reach Contract Agreement

June 11, 2013
NSTAR & UWUA Local 369 Leadership Reach Contract AgreementBy Jerry King

BOSTON, Mass. -- NSTAR Electric and Gas and Utility Workers Union of America AFL-CIO, Local 369, have reached agreement on a new three-year contract, awaiting approval by membership. “We are very pleased we were able to work together with the union leadership in a mutually respectful way to achieve a fair and balanced agreement.

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