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Unions for Jobs & Environmental Progress

 
Unions for Jobs & Environmental Progress (UJEP) is a membership association of national and international labor unions representing more than 3 million workers. Our members are involved in energy production and use, and energy-related transportation, engineering, and construction. UJEP was formed to provide a thoughtful, consistent voice for union and worker concerns regarding environmental matters affecting the jobs of our members.

UJEP provides a forum for discussion, education, and dissemination of information on ways to provide a healthier environment balanced with the need to ensure the growth and protection of existing jobs and incomes.

UJEP members are labor unions that are approved by the Board of Directors. Any labor union may become a member of UJEP upon approval by the Board of Directors.

President   
Donnie Colston
IBEW
Donnie_Colston@IBEW.org

Vice President
Ross Templeton
IWI
rtempleton@iwintl.org

Secretary
Adam Banig
UMWA
abanig@umwa.org

Treasurer
Gene Trisko
UMWA Counsel
emtrisko@earthlink.net

 


Recent Documents:

Final Labor Principles for Climate Legislation, December 2020

 


Featured Documents:

UJEP Unions comment on Potential Energy Job Losses and Transition Assistance Needs With 2035 Electric Generation Decarbonization Target.
Go to our Documents section below to read this document.
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UJEP Unions address the House Energy and Commerce Committee with labor recommendations on the Draft Committee CLEAN Future Bill.

Go to our Documents section below to read this document.
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UJEP Unions comment on EPA's decisions on the ongoing reconsideration of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).
Go to our Documents section below to read this document.
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UJEP Unions comment on EPA's decisions on New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for new, modified, and reconstructed electric utility sources.
Go to our Documents section below to read this document.
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UJEP National Unions identify preliminary Labor Positions on Climate Change Legislation.
Go to our Documents section below to read this document.
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UJEP National Unions address New Source Review Program in letter to U.S. House of Representatives.
Go to our Documents section below to review this letter.
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UJEP Unions comment on invitation from EPA addressing potential replacement to Clean Power Plan.
Go to our Documents section below to review these comments.
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UJEP Unions comment on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan.
Go to our Documents section below to review the comments.
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EPA released its proposed new emission rule for our nation’s existing coal-fired power electric power generators on June 2, 2014.
Read the Press Releases of UJEP’s unions by going to our Documents section below.
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UJEP Comments on the EPA Proposed Standards of Performance from Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units may be read at our Documents section below.
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Seven Labor Union Presidents submitted a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy with comments on EPA’s proposed CCS requirements for New Advanced Coal Generation Plants. This letter was submitted to the EPA Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495.
Go to our Documents section below to read this letter.
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Six Labor Union Presidents belonging to UJEP sent a letter dated February 3, 2014 to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman and Ranking Member requesting a hearing on the effects of Coal Plant retirements due EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS).
You can read the letter and the IBEW press release on our Documents section below.
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A White Paper on EPA 111d rule making
(UJEP Pre-Proposal comments on U.S. EPA’s GHG guidelines dated January 2014) is available on our Documents section below.
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On Friday Sept. 20, 2013 EPA released the proposed rule for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources for Electric Utility Generating Units.
See Documents below to read the statements of the IBEW, UMWA & BBF
The entire EPA proposed rule, impact analysis & fact sheet are also available


Vice-President 
John Risch
SMART Transportation Division
jrisch@smart-union.org

Members:

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union
www.ironworkers.org

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers
www.boilermakers.org

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
www.ibew.org

International Brotherhood of Teamsters
www.teamster.org

SMART Transportation Division
https://smart-union.org/td/

Transportation Communications Union/IAM
www.tcunion.org

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada
www.uanet.org

United Mine Workers of America
www.umwa.org


Board of Directors:

Ross Templeton 
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union

Cecile Conroy
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers

Donnie Colston
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Bill DeCarlo
Transportation • Communications International Union/IAM

Wendell Hibdon
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada

Phil Smith
United Mine Workers of America

Jared Cassity
SMART Transportation Division


Contact Us:

Unions for Jobs & Environmental Progress
P. O. Box 1446
Olney, MD 20830

Email us:  ujep4jobs@gmail.com


Documents:

Final Labor Principles for Climate Legislation, December 2020

Please read UJEP Unions Comments on Potential Energy Job Losses and Transition Assistance Needs With 2035 Electric Generation Decarbonization Target, dated October 2020:
Final UJEP Potential Energy Job Losses and Transition Needs Comments, October 2020
Union Memo to House EC Committee, May 2020
Final UJEP MATS Reconsideration Comments, April 2019
UJEP Final NSPS Comments, March 2019
Final Labor Position Paper on Various Climate Issues, December 2018
Exhibits from Labor Meeting with US EPA RE: ACE Proposed Rule, October 2018
UJ Letter to House Leadership RE: NSR Reforms, July 2018
Final UJ Comments on EPA Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ACE Rule), February 2018
Final UJ Comments to EPA on Clean Power Plan Repeal, January 2018
UJEP Comments on FERC Resiliency Pricing Rule 
IBEW Statement on DOE Report on the Future of the Energy Grid  
IP Stephenson's Statement on DoE Grid Reliability Study
Seven Presidents’ Letter on Clean Power Replacement Rule and NSR Reform
Media Coverage of OMB Mtg
UJEP Final EPA Comments on Regulations 050817
Energy and Environmental Principles 020817
IBEW UWUA Joint Letter Supporting Pennsylvania SB 1195
Pennsylvania SB 1195

Press Releases by UJEP unions regarding EPA’s proposed new emission rule for coal-fired electric power generators:
Union Presidents’ Clean Power Plan Comment-
IBEW Clean Power Plan Testimony
SMART Clean Power Plan Comments
FINAL Release UWUA EPA 7/29/14 \\
UMWA Clean Power Testimony
UWUA Clean Power Plan Press Release 7.29.14
UWUA Clean Power Plan Comments
IBEW Press Release on EPA Carbon Emission Rules
IBB Statement EPA Proposed Emission Rules 
UMWA Press Release on EPA Carbon Emissions
UWUA Statement on EPA Regulations
BCTD Press Release on EPA Regulations on Coal Plants
Teamsters Rail Conference Statement on EPA Regulation
TCU-IAM Statement on EPA Regulations

FINAL UJEP Comments on Proposed Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources - Electric Utility Generating Units:
UJEP Comments on EPA GHG NSPS Final 042414

The Seven Presidents Letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarty regarding the proposed requirements of CCS requirements for new advanced coal generation plants was submitted on March 10, 2014:
Seven Labor Union President’s Comments on EPA Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495

Six Labor Union Presidents letter to dated February 3, 2014 to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman and Ranking Member requesting a hearing on the effects of Coal Plant retirements due EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS):
Request for Hearings on Coal Plant Retirements
IBEW Press Release – Request for Hearings on Coal Plant Retirements

UJEP Pre-Proposal Comments on U.S. EPA Existing Source Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Limitations
UJEP Pre-proposal comments EPA GHG guidelines Jan. 2014

White Paper on EPA’s GHG Guidelines October 2013
Pre-proposal comments EPA GHG guidelines October 2013 

Statements on EPA’s proposed rule for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units:

Statement from Newton B. Jones, President of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers (BBF):
Boilermakers Union opposes EPA rule

Statement of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill:
IBEW Press Release

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement:
UMWA Press Release on EPA new source

EPA’s Proposed GHG NSPS EPA GHG NSPS SEP 2013
EPA’s Regulatory Impact Analysis EPA GHG NSPS RIA SEP 2013
EPA NSPS GHG Fact Sheet EPA NSPS GHG FACT SHEET 092013

Please read UJEP Comments on EPA’s GHG NSPS dated November 20, 2012 sent to President Barack Obama from the Presidents of the following labor unions:
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Transportation & Communications Union; United Mine Workers of America & Utility Workers of America
Union comments on EPA GHG NSPS.pdf

 

 

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