Jobs and the Environment

As a former professional carpenter, Mark understands the need to create good-paying union jobs and careers (instead of gigs) for our trades workers, and green energy opportunities are a win/win for everyone. The Senate has the opportunity to pass the Solar for Schools legislation that would provide solar arrays that save schools money and create jobs for local workers. At the IBEW Local 229, Mark learned that solar panel installation was one of the best ways to provide more jobs for workers and apprentices from their spectacular training facility in York. The Solar for Schools program utilizes federal Inflation Reduction Act funds along with state dollars. And we all benefit from an economy less reliant on fossil fuels. 

Mark also supports OSHA for public sector employees, because everyone has the right to safe and healthy workspaces. 

At a time when we need to make common-sense investments in greener economies while also building affordable housing and maintaining our existing homes, union workers are the most reliable and cost effective, and every worker deserves a job with decent pay and benefits.

Mark also supports raising the minimum wage in Pennsylvania to $15.00.