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                                               Vice-President
Jim Hunter                                              John Risch
IBEW                                                      SMART Transportation Division
Jim_Hunter@IBEW.org                          jrisch@smart-union.org

Adam Banig

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

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EPA released it’s 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 page.

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 page.

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 page to read this letter.

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 page.

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 page.
On Friday Sept. 20, 2013 EPA released the proposed rule for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources for Electric Utility Generating Units.

Go to our Documents page to read the statements of the IBEW, UMWA & BBF
The entire EPA proposed rule, impact analysis & fact sheet are also available