BlueGreen Alliance Lauds New Partnership Between Ørsted and North America’s Building Trades Union

Following the announcement that offshore wind developer Ørsted has reached a memorandum of understanding with North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) to partner on future offshore wind projects, the BlueGreen Alliance released a statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh:

November 18, 2020

“America’s offshore wind potential is huge and this partnership between a leader worldwide in the industry and the unions representing more than three million skilled craft professionals will ensure that as we meet that potential the building and construction jobs we create are good-paying, safe, accessible union jobs.

“We know that a just transition to a clean economy means we leave no worker or community behind. The best way to do that is to approach the transition in a way that maximizes the gain for working people by ensuring the quality of the jobs created through partnerships like this one.

“Offshore wind can also play a pivotal role in securing and growing good jobs in America’s manufacturing sector. The next step must be ensuring the supply chain—from raw materials to components—be built domestically and that the operations and maintenance jobs are also good-paying, union jobs if we are to fully capitalize on the economic benefits of America’s offshore wind growth.”