Fact Check: Biden's Green Energy Agenda Threatens Union Jobs, Wages

Fact Check: Biden's Green Energy Agenda Threatens Union Jobs, Wages


CLAIM: President Joe Biden’s green jobs agenda “will create millions of good-paying jobs that “Americans can raise their families on.”

VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. Biden’s American Jobs Plan threatens American union jobs and the wages of millions of energy workers, union representatives have repeatedly said.

“The American Jobs Plan will create millions of good-paying jobs — jobs Americans can raise their families on,” Biden said during his address to  Congress. “… these are good-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced.”

Despite Biden’s claims, union representatives have repeatedly warned that Biden’s green jobs agenda will cost high-paying middle-class jobs, cut United States wages, and many are concerned that, unlike oil jobs, green jobs can be outsourced to foreign countries.

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The Houston Chronicle reported last month:

In addition, clean energy jobs in the United States, such as working on wind turbines or installing solar panels, don’t pay nearly as well as

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