Maine Governor opposes labor standards for offshore wind energy

By National Wind Watch Labor groups fear offshore wind could go the same way as solar: low wages and temp workers. Maine Gov. Janet Mills is threatening to veto legislation governing how the state builds and operates offshore wind projects, citing concerns over pro-union labor provisions. The Democratic governor championed an earlier version of the bill, but said this past week that she opposes a commitment to use project labor agreements (PLAs), prehire deals that set a floor for wages and can help build . . .

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