Biden squeezed between promises to go green and bolster unions

Politico (USA) | Feb 21, 2021 at 7:48 AM
  • President Joe Biden’s green energy agenda is in danger of being engulfed in a fight between organized labor and industry over unionization, wages and other workplace issues.
  • The new president’s commitment to having organized labor at the table was on display Wednesday during an Oval Office meeting with union leaders where he called for good-paying prevailing wage jobs as part of an infrastructure package.
  • Wind power operators know they employ fewer union workers than other energy industries, but they see a promising future in which the wind industry’s growth means more jobs for everyone — particularly in offshore wind, where the kinds of high-skill employees unions can provide will be critical.