Pipelines Mean Lifelines

The Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance celebrates the strong labor roots throughout Pennsylvania’s history. From the miners and steel workers at the coal and steel industry’s height to today’s skilled craft unions, Pennsylvania’s labor unions have long been at the forefront of the Commonwealth’s growing and diversifying economy.

The Alliance recognizes that many next generation jobs, and the jobs that are sustaining today’s craft skilled workers, will come from new and improved pipeline infrastructure projects. These projects, such as the Mariner East 2 project, provide union workers with living-wages that support Pennsylvania families.

The Mariner East 2 project will...

new jobs during construction
permanent jobs
after construction
$62 million
in tax revenues for Pennsylvania

That’s why the founding members of the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance are proud to celebrate Labor Day – and are eager to help build new pipeline projects:

Pipelines like Mariner East will sustain the next generation of family-supporting jobs at Marcus Hook and across Delaware County.
-Trish McFarland, President of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.
Projects like Mariner East will provide high-paying jobs for Pennsylvania’s skilled workers, while utilizing Pennsylvania produced energy to power and move our country forward.
- Jim Kunz, Business Manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66.
A recent study found that the shale industry contributed 15 percent to 20 percent of Washington County’s economic output in recent years. Mariner East is necessary to move these valuable energy resources to market and help ensure that Pennsylvania takes full advantage of the economic benefits these resources provide.
-Jeff Kotula, President of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
Laborers have the knowledge, training, and experience to build projects like Mariner East safely. For workers across Pennsylvania, these projects aren’t just pipelines; they’re lifelines to family supporting jobs.
-Abe Amoros, Pennsylvania State Legislative Director, Laborers International Union of North America.