in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

New United Steelworkers (USW) union members at Gamesa in Ebensburg and Fairless Hills, Penn., have voted to approve their first contract by an 80% vote in favor. The three-year agreement lays the foundation for a strong USW-Gamesa partnership, as well as significant pay raises, bonuses and benefit improvements, the companies say.

"Our Union is proud to partner with Gamesa to further grow their domestic manufacturing base and promote wind energy as a source of clean, renewable energy and good jobs," says Tom Conway, USW International vice president.

In addition to its new partnership with Gamesa, USW has been a founding member of two other alliances advocating for good jobs and a clean environment: the Blue-Green Alliance, founded with the Sierra Club, and the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of labor, environmental, business and social justice organizations, USW adds.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Setting The Record Straight: How Many Birds Do Wind Turbines Really Kill?

Several peer-reviewed studies are more or less in agreement with avian mortality rates caused by wind turbines. However, one study, which is wildly off from the others, is most often cited in the media. Why?


Six Takeaways From The IRS' Start Of Construction Guidance: What You Need To Know

The IRS recently issued guidance to wind developers to further spell out what "start of construction" means. Will you be covered?


Eagle Take Permits For Wind Farms - Will They Fly?

Now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued the first permit allowing the legal take of eagles, can wind developers expect more certainty in the agency's application process?


Despite 2013 Challenges, U.S. Wind Power Reaches All-Time Low Price

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy details the highs and lows of the country's wind industry last year, and the agency maintains that the U.S. sector remains strong.


Mexico On Pace To Set New Renewables Investment Record

A new report says the country has spent $1.3 billion on clean energy in the first half of 2014 and could end up seeing a record year. Furthermore, wind power is slated for significant growth in the region.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
UnitedEquip_id1995
Tower Conference_id1965