On the heels of the U.S. Senate passing the bipartisan infrastructure bill, Frank Hawk, COO of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC), joined a virtual discussion with U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm about building a clean energy future.
“The Carpenters Union is part of the energy revolution — we’ve developed training programs to adapt to clean water, solar and wind,” said Hawk. “We support President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and Build Back Better agenda because it’s a historic investment in our future and a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create good-paying jobs and increase economic prosperity. We urge Congress to pass transformational legislation to build roads and bridges, expand clean transit and energy, and protect drinking water, and give tens of thousands of hard-working people a shot at the American dream.”
This discussion is part of League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Climate Power’s Climate Action Now: Great American Build August tour. To access the recording, click here (Hawk’s remarks being at 21:54). Alyssa Quintyne of The Alaska Center, and Gilbert Campbell of Volt Energy joined Secretary Granholm and Hawk; Tiernan Sittenfeld of LCV served as moderator.
The SWRCC has been advocating for the region to get its fair share of resources in the bipartisan deal of the historic investment along with the flexibility to build the water, rail, energy, and road systems that will work best for its communities.
About Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
SWRCC represents nearly 60,000 members in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. We work with developers and elected leaders to raise the standard of building and living for all workers. As an affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, SWRCC is the largest council in the Brotherhood. With a network of 15 state-of-the-art training centers across 6 states, SWRCC provides cutting-edge, hands-on training on the best practices and latest technologies to ensure you are fully prepared for the workplace.