The U.S. government has allocated billions of dollars to transition to a clean energy economy. There’s just one problem: workers are being exploited and some even have to pay to be considered for these jobs. For a real green transition, clean energy jobs have to be union jobs.
We’re in the midst of an energy revolution.
But beneath this historic investment and the promise of good jobs is a darker reality.
We talked to nearly a dozen solar workers around the country. What we uncovered was an industry that is set up to make companies hundreds of millions in tax credits while leaving workers behind.
But we also found a growing movement of organizers who are trying to hold corporations accountable and actually make sure the jobs of the future are good ones.