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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO ALL MEDIA Date: April 23, 2019 PA Building Trades and Their 130,000 Members Announce Overwhelming Support for Clean Nuclear Jobs HARRISBURG, April 23 – The Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council announced today their overwhelming support for legislation to preserve the state's nuclear power plants and the jobs they provide to thousands of Pennsylvanians. In a unanimous vote, the Council passed a resolution in support of nuclear energy in Pennsylvania. In addition, the organization, which represents over 130,000 construction workers and their families across the state, sent a letter to members of the General Assembly affirming their support for a legislative solution to preserving thousands of good paying, family-sustaining jobs. “Nuclear energy provides tens of thousands of hours of good paying wages and benefits for our members and their families each year," said Frank Sirianni, President of the Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council. "It also provides countless economic benefits to the Commonwealth and local communities as well as a clean, carbon-free reliable source of energy for over 40 percent of Pennsylvania's electricity. "We are urging lawmakers to pass legislation that preserves our plants and keeps these good-paying jobs here in Pennsylvania.” Currently, the legislature is discussing two bills that would preserve the state's nuclear power plants – House Bill 11 and Senate Bill 510. For more information, please contact Frank Sirianni at (717) 233-5726 or visit

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