There is no denying the growth of the renewable industry over the previous decade. The use of renewable energies, like solar and wind, both onshore and offshore, have grown to almost 20 percent of the country’s energy production. These nascent industries offer our members the opportunity to build modern industries from the ground up working with contractors and developers alike to establish a lasting infrastructure.
NABTU continues to work with its management and industry partners to recognize the intrinsic benefits of utilizing skilled crafts from the onset of their industry’s expansion.
Prominent Projects and Events:
MOU with Orsted: Link
“Our highly trained men and women professionals have the best craft skills in the world, and now will gain new experience in deep-water ocean work. Our agreement is based on a successful model developed by the Rhode Island Building Trades for the Block Island Wind Farm project. We commend Ørsted for coming to the table to work in partnership with us (NABTU) and our membership, and we also thank AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler for her help and support throughout the process.”1
MOU with Dominion: Link
“Dominion Energy Virginia, the NABTU and their state affiliate Virginia Building Trades reaffirmed today their commitment to the participation of a unionized workforce in the construction of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project and also affirmed their commitment to utilizing local workers; the hiring, apprenticeship, and training of veterans; and the use of workers from historically economically disadvantaged communities.”2