MINNESOTA’S CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE IS UNION BUILT
The Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council supports clean energy investments that include Minnesota prevailing wages, apprenticeship training, licensing, labor standards and local hiring to ensure the safest and best built clean energy future for our state.
Minnesota’s union building and construction trades workers are building Minnesota’s energy future – today. Union construction professionals have the skill, dedication, training and expertise to turn ideas into action.
We are leading Minnesota boldly into the future. Minnesota union workers do the job better, faster and safer, and with higher quality standards.
Minnesota will need to use the full power of our expertise, lean on our innovative thinking, and tap into our deep well of infrastructure knowledge to build an energy future you can count on. Union workers don’t just build Minnesota’s energy infrastructure, we build stronger Minnesota communities.
Because when you live where you work, your work improves where you live. Minnesota union construction workers are the reliable energy workforce that Minnesota needs for a smooth, equitable, secure, and affordable energy transition.
Building Trades Energy Policy Priorities
- Climate change must be addressed.
- Investments must be made in the operations, maintenance, and repair of Minnesota’s current energy infrastructure.
- Investments must be made in the development and deployment of technologies such as solar, wind, nuclear, hydro-electric, carbon capture and utilization, battery storage, and low carbon and electrified transportation.
- Investments must be made to increase energy efficiency in industrial, commercial and residential buildings, retrofit and upgrades to schools and public buildings, and to make our built environment safe and resilient.
- All work in the legacy, renewable, and energy efficiency sectors must be performed by the safest, most highly trained, skilled workers in Minnesota.
- Minnesota’s prevailing wages, apprenticeship, labor and licensing standards are critical to successfully building the infrastructure for our clean energy future.
- A beneficial transition to clean energy must include a plan that addresses legacy energy workers and communities and ensure that all workers and communities are safe and respected.
- Energy must be reliable, accessible, and affordable.