From a recent press release: "The Iron Workers Local 444, based out of Joliet, Illinois, was front and center as a wave of wind projects were developed over the past two years in Illinois. Capitalizing on project information from IMPACT-Direct, a partnership between Industrial Info Resources and the International Ironworkers Union, Local 444 was able to get involved with wind projects at the early stages of development, establishing key relationships with the project owners in order to better serve them. The attention to business development paid off with 50,000 man-hours of work for the Ironworkers." Apparently this has also led to a national agreement with a Midwest construction firm to build wind turbines all over North America.
Via Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas).
We hope other Ironworker Locals will follow a similar path. We can't wait to read about their testimony at future public hearings, talking about how important wind power is for creating jobs and for combating climate change.
The eventual release of Mr. Gore's new movie in DVD might be helpful in preparing prospective testimony.