Climate Jobs NY Update: CJNY Testifies at City Council, Reps at NE Clean Energy Council Summit
CJNY staff are present in our communities calling for good union jobs in the clean energy economy. During the NYC Council hearing on Local Law 97, Tory Kaso highlighted that “the only way to guarantee the creation of union career pathways in building retrofits is by funding a robust pipeline of union work under a PLA…” that is the central tenet of our #CarbonFreeHealthySchools campaign.
CJNY was represented by Mariah Dignan during a panel on local perspectives during Northeast Clean Energy Council's Regional Grid Infrastructure Planning Summit in NYC. Mariah was also with our brothers and sisters from IBEW Local 3 and Kleinberg Electric at Equinor's education session on the Beacon Wind offshore wind project that plans to interconnect in Astoria. CJNY is making it clear that early, frequent, and multi-pronged education and empowerment efforts with communities is how we responsibly develop clean energy.