Tell your State Legislator, Bay State Wind supports working families and quality union jobs in Massachusetts!
Bay State Wind is a proposed offshore wind project located 25 miles off the Massachusetts South Coast, and 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. Its goal is to reduce electricity costs and CO2 emissions through the use of offshore wind.
Bay State Wind is supporting union labor by partnering with the UWUA, IBEW and the Ironworkers on both its offshore wind development and an innovative training center that will provide Massachusetts workers with advanced training and new careers in this growing industry.
WHY IS BAY STATE WIND RIGHT FOR MASSACHUSETTS?
- Bay State Wind is the only company to partner with the UWUA, IBEW and the Ironworkers.
- Bay State Wind has proposed the largest transmission line of the three bids with sufficient capacity to save Massachusetts ratepayers over $170 million per year.
- Bay State Wind is providing $2 million in research grants to ensure the protection of fishing industry and oceanic sea life.
- It’s partnering with local commercial fishermen to focus on mutual goals of sustainability.
- Bay State Wind is the only project to hire a marine biologist to ensure species and migration patterns are protected.
Bay State Wind supports working families and quality union jobs!
In teaming up with the UWUA, IBEW, and the Ironworkers, Bay State Wind is ensuring the highest standard of construction, maintenance, and operations for its proposed development.
Working families from Massachusetts and beyond will benefit from these high-road jobs through sustainable wages, fair benefits, and strong health and safety protections.
The state is expected to announce its decision on May 23rd, and the UWUA encourages working families from Massachusetts to contact lawmakers and voice their support for Bay State Wind’s pro-worker proposal!.