Last week, the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) was featured in two media articles in support of infrastructure projects across Pennsylvania. Abe Amoros, Pennsylvania Legislative Director for LiUNA, was interviewed by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association and Dennis L. Martire, vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional manager of LiUNA, published an opinion editorial in the Delaware County Daily Times. The full news stories can be found below.
PMA Perspective: Energy Infrastructure
Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, July 20, 2015
In this episode, David Taylor hosts Abe Amoros, Pennsylvania Legislative Director for LIUNA, for a discussion about the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance. Carl Marrara visits a Williams Energy pumping station in Frazer, PA and visits the Shady Maple Farmers Market and Smorgasbord to learn about their natural gas conversion made possible by expanded pipelines. Back in the studio, David hosts a second newsmaker interview with Cindy Ivey, spokesperson for the Williams Energy Atlantic Sunrise pipeline expansion project. The show concludes with “Final Word” commentary with Mr. Fred Anton.
Guest Column: Why Laborers’ Union Supports Mariner East Pipeline Project
Delaware County Daily Times, Dennis L. Martire, July 19, 2015
Across Pennsylvania, development of the shale industry has become a new economic engine for our state, supporting energy infrastructure projects that have brought new opportunity to thousands of residents, and increased the energy independence of our entire country. … For the more than 25,000 members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America in Pennsylvania, and thousands of other workers across our state, these projects are not just pipelines. They are also a lifeline to family-supporting jobs. … We know these pipelines, such as the Mariner East 2 project, will bring immense new economic activity to our state. … The Mariner East 2 pipeline will meet or exceed all required safety guidelines and be constructed in accordance with state and federal standards. … The working men and women of LIUNA are eager to put our skills and training to work safely building our energy future. Let’s keep Pennsylvania moving forward!