CJI called for the Illinois state legislature to reject an 11th hour attempt to allow more ratepayer dollars to fund additional renewable energy credits without strong labor standards or adequate equity provisions.
“Building wind turbines has provided my family a roof over our heads, food on the table and a cleaner tomorrow.”
Bob Howard, A Wind Construction Laborer, LIUNA Local 362, Normal, Ill
“The Model T helped create the middle class by providing workers with a pathway to good wages and benefits in a union. I look forward to building the next generation of automobiles in the electric vehicle industry.”
Bob Thompson, A Rivian Press Operator
“Without the state acting, my good-paying job and the progress we’ve made to cut emissions will end as quickly as a flip of a switch.”
Christine Blair, Operating Engineer-Solar Projects, IUOE Local 150, DeKalb, Ill