Orsted signed a sweeping project labour agreement (PLA) with a federation of construction trade unions that commits the Danish developer to hiring unionised workers at “middle-class wages” for its 5GW of project pipeline, while also creating apprenticeships and making training available “for communities most impacted by environmental injustice”, the company said.

Orsted signed the National Offshore Wind Agreement (NOWA) with North America’s Building and Trades Unions (NABTU), a federation of 14 national and international unions representing more than three million workers, at an event overseen by several of the Biden administration’s top leadership, including secretary