After hundreds of hours of testimony and public input, Senators Nofs and Proos found consensus among a variety of organizations, including business and labor, for legislation that ensures affordable, reliable and clean energy for Michigan families and workers. As written, the bills sustain electric choice, protect electric reliability, and ensure a competitive process for new generation, according to IBEW and UWUA officials.
"The Utility Workers Union of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have played a critical role in building and maintaining Michigan's energy infrastructure and we support these plans to make sure Michigan power will be always be generated in Michigan by Michigan workers," said Patrick Dillon, President of the Michigan State Utility Workers Council – UWUA. "Reliable, affordable and clean energy is essential for Michigan's future."
Michael Richard, chair of the IBEW Michigan State Conference, said: "The IBEW implores senators to update Michigan's energy laws to ensure that the skilled men and women who have developed and cultivated Michigan's energy infrastructure will continue to do so and provide reliable electrical generation for Michigan workers and families."
IBEW and UWUA – with a combined membership over 25,000 in Michigan – represent workers and their families who have built and maintained Michigan's energy infrastructure and generating capacity.
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SOURCE Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA)