Mary Linn Gil: Sparking generational change in NYC
New York’s new offshore wind industry is being built by union labor. Sunrise Wind is creating opportunities for women, people of color, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds – opportunities that can change lives for people like IBEW electrical apprentice Mary Linn.
I moved to NYC from Mexico when I was three. Twenty-six years later, I live in the Bronx with my mom, sister and six-year-old son Edward, who’s autistic. Growing up without documentation, life could have been a lot different. But being part of a union and working towards being an electrician has been life changing.