TransCanada Corporation along with the senior representatives of the four major pipeline unions and the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada (PLCAC) have come together to sign a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for work on the Energy East Pipeline Project. The MOU ensures that thousands of the skilled pipeline trade jobs required to build the project will be awarded to members of the PLCAC and the four union partners, including: the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA), Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA), International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and Teamsters Canada.
The organizations came together to reinforce the fact that the work needed to construct the privately financed, $15.7 billion crude oil pipeline means thousands of quality jobs for their members. It also further ensures the pipeline will be built to the highest safety standards. Additional unions across the country will also be engaged to complete this work.