Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 132 Launches Ad Highlighting Clean Energy Jobs Potential In West Virginia

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DATE: Aug. 2, 2021                                                                                     jwilliams@iuoe132.org|304.613.7824

 

Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 132 Launches Ad Highlighting Clean Energy Jobs Potential In West Virginia

Operating Engineers stand ready to build new wind and solar projects

CHARLESTON, WV – Today, IUOE Local 132, in partnership with WV Strong, released a new ad entitled “Tick Tock,” which showcases its members fueling the growing wind power sector in West Virginia and already benefiting from good-paying union jobs across the state. The spot is part of a six-figure ad buy that will run statewide ahead of the August recess.

In the ad, IUOE Local 132 member Greg George says, “Wind definitely has the potential to be West Virginia’s new power boom. I think our government needs to get behind clean energy.” Speaking from his own experience, George highlights the ways in which the good paying, union jobs in the clean energy industry can benefit West Virginians. In his work on wind farms, George has earned a good wage, a pension, and healthcare for his whole family, with a good job in the developing renewable energy sector in the Mountain State.

Chuck Parker, Business Manager, IUOE Local 132, said, “The hardworking men and women of IUOE Local 132 have the skills and the know-how to lead the way in completing projects big and small in our newest energy sector. West Virginia needs to fight for every job it can in every corner of the state.”

Clean energy jobs are on the rise in West Virginia, but we need Congress to take bold action to take advantage of every one of these job opportunities, especially in places like West Virginia.

View the full ad here.

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