Durbin Discusses Expanding Workforce Opportunities And Apprenticeships With Illinois Members Of IBEW

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with Illinois members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to discuss pressing labor issues, including expanding access to apprenticeships and job opportunities.  During the meeting, Durbin expressed the need for union labor to be involved in the clean energy jobs created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).  Durbin also spoke about the need for a Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub in Illinois.   

“Labor unions built this country.  Along the way, unions like IBEW have offered community and protections for their members, strengthening industries while holding employers accountable for inadequate workplace conditions,” said Durbin.  “In my conversation with Illinois members of IBEW today, I reiterated my support for our nation’s unions and for creating pathways to trade apprenticeships and training programs.” 

A photo of the meeting is available here.