Fighting for America’s Energy Future
Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA!) New England Region
Contact: Adam J. Lupino, Regional Policy Coordinator
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Laborers’ Union Applauds FERC Decision on AIM Project, Supports Good Jobs Building New England’s Energy Future
The New England Laborers issue the following statement:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2015
Providence, RI – The New England Region of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) applauds the decision of FERC to move Spectra Energy’s Algonquin Incremental Market Project (AIM) project forward. “This decision is a victory for working families in our region — it will not only translate into jobs for our Construction Craft Laborers who build this pipeline, but additionally it will mean lower heating and gas bills for households and businesses throughout New England.” Armand E. Sabitoni, LiUNA’s General Secretary-Treasurer and New England Regional Manager announced today.
Families across New England face some of the highest energy costs in the country placing a severe strain on their personal finances. LiUNA strongly supports solutions to those issues and we believe in the expansion of natural gas infrastructure and the resulting economic benefits that projects like AIM can deliver to communities. LiUNA’s trained and highly skilled members take great pride in ensuring that these types of projects are completed in a safe and timely manner and we stand ready to get to work on this important energy infrastructure project. Our union is enthusiastic about our strong partnerships with the energy industry as we continue to advocate securing America’s energy future.
The New England Region of the Laborers’ International Union of North America is home to 76 local unions and 8 District Councils in the states of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. We are one of the nine regions of the Laborers’ International Union of North America. LiUNA represents over 500,000 working men and women across the United States and Canada working in construction, and in a variety of other industries including healthcare and industrial environments, as well as municipal, state and federal employees.