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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   
Jim Hunter
IBEW (ret)
jim@jimhunterllc.com

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

Secretary
Adam Banig
UMWA
abanig@umwa.org

General Counsel
Cecile Conroy
IBB
cconroy@boilermakers.org

 

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 fro 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



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
www.utu.org

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

Utility Workers Union of America
www.uwua.net

 


Board of Directors

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

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

Donnie Colston
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Ron Kloos
Transportation • Communications International Union/IAM

Jim Moss
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

John Risch
SMART Transportation Division

Ed Good
Utility Workers Union of America


Contact Us

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

Email us:  ujep4jobs@gmail.com


Documents

UJEP Comments on FERC Resiliency Pricing Rule 

IBEW Statement on DOE Report on the Future of the Energy Grid ‘s

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

Joint letter IBEW UWUA Joint Letter Supporting Pennsylvania SB 1195

Pennsylvania SB 1195

Clean Power Plan joint court briefs:

Joint Reply Brief Non-State 111b 012317

PETITIONERS 111B OPENING BRIEF 

Petitioners Opening Brief Core Legal Issues 111d 021916

Petitioners Opening Brief on Record Based Issues 111d 021916

West Virginia v. EPA (No. 15-1363) – Petitioners’ Core Legal Issues Repl…

West Virginia v. EPA (No. 15-1363) – Petitioners’ Procedural and Record …

Press Releases by UJEP unions regarding SCOTUS stay of CPP:

IBEW Statement on SCOTUS stay of CPP

IBB Statement Supreme Court CPP Stay

UJEP comments on EPA Proposed Revision to the Ozone Standard:

UJEP Comments on EPA Proposed Ozone Standard Revision

IBB Comments on 2014 Ozone NAAQS Prop Rule 031615

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

 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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