Win More Grants and Increase Opportunities With LIUNA!
Federal agencies give preference to grant applicants who provide a plan to comply with federal labor and employment laws, which include:
Use of a skilled workforce, e.g., through Registered Apprenticeships.
Taking steps to prevent the misclassification of workers.
Paying prevailing wages and benefits to workers.
Using project labor agreements, local hire provisions and commitment to union neutrality.
New federal investment through the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) combined with the energy incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 are creating opportunities for communities across the nation to build better infrastructure.
New Infrastructure Investment
The new legislation includes investment for: roads and bridges, reconnecting communities, clean drinking water, lead service line replacement, energy and resiliency investment, electric vehicle infrastructure, orphan wells, and broadband expansion.
New Opportunities to Save Money in the Inflation Reduction Act
The new Inflation Reduction Act legislation includes opportunities for utilities to save money for customers but only if they pick the right supply chain partners. New apprenticeship and prevailing wage standards apply to ITC and PTC credits, which utilities can claim. Costly penalties can be incurred, if utilities choose inexperienced partners who don’t comply with these new labor requirements. Read more about incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act.