CoLab Radio is a city and regional planning publication hosted by MIT’s Urban Planning Department. Contributors are ordinary people working to improve the communities they live in. In May 2016, the site published a post called: “Four ways labor unions are promoting resilient infrastructure and supporting shared wealth in low-income communities.”
UWUA’s P4A Power for America Training Trust Fund got a nod for its leadership in training utility workers for new energy initiatives and raising awareness among UWUA members about sustainability issues. Our union is in good company with other strong unions, working to stay ahead of the curve in our rapidly changing economy. Efforts to conserve water, implement green infrastructure, and to create cooperative structures that boost workers’ prosperity and autonomy are just some of the things unions are doing to improve our communities.