September 18, 2016
By Stephanie West, LaborPress USA
Washington, DC – The Dakota Access pipeline, a $3.78 billion infrastructure project, will create energy independence while employing thousands of union workers.
A ruling against an injunction filed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will allow the completion of this pipeline project that is currently under construction in North Dakota. The Dakota Access pipeline was approved by four states, including North Dakota, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, LiUNA, the International Union of Operating Engineers and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union are currently at work building the pipeline, which is nearly half completed.