Thursday, November 12, 2009

Look For the Union Label

Bechtel the general contactor on Brightsource's massive Ivanpah solar energy pant in San Beranrdino County, near the Nevada state line, has cut a deal with the unions reports Leslie Berkman of the Riverside Press Enterprise.

According to the Building and Construction Trades Council of Calfornia, the 440 MW facility will generate $250 million in union wages and 4 million man hours of work in an area that has been hit even harder than most of the rest of the country by the recession (current unemployment is 14.2%).