Clean Energy for America Act of 2021 Provides Solid Foundation, Strong Labor Protections

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus issued the following statement after the Clean Energy for America Act of 2021 was introduced today:

“As we work together to modernize our nation’s infrastructure and truly build back better, this bill from Chairman Wyden takes a critical first step toward ensuring strong labor protections are included on federally funded energy projects. Simply put, this bill lays the foundation for all of us – labor, industry, and government – to achieve our shared climate goals while still providing good-paying jobs and reliable energy to American consumers,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association. “Chairman Wyden recognizes that the only way to reach these goals is through an all-of-the-above energy approach, and this bill reflects that approach with its inclusion of nuclear energy, carbon capture sequestration, and hydrogen. The entire United Association looks forward to working with Chairman Wyden, Congress, and the Biden-Harris Administration to ensure strong labor protections are included not only in this bill, but on any federally funded infrastructure project as part of the American Jobs Plan. The work is just beginning.”