Labor, environmental, and low-income people’s groups have come together to support a program of “clean energy jobs”. Investing in clean energy technologies generates jobs in manufacturing, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and provides jobs for the longterm unemployed.
Guest Gerald Nickelson is the president of the IUE-CWA local at CG Power Systems in Franklin County that makes transformers for wind turbines. Gerald reports that the factory is hiring over one hundred new workers, and that the clean energy business is booming. Melissa Hope of the Sierra Club points out that environmentalists and labor can unite to promote public investment in clean energy technology. Finally, Vamadu Sheriff of Better Family Life discuss a new program to train the longterm unemployed for new clean energy jobs.
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Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., May 5 & 12.
Thursday, 7 p.m. May 6 & 13, and
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