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How New York can lead on climate action, good jobs, and pandemic recovery

With Covid-19 cases soaring and many still struggling to make ends meet, New York needs to take swift and long-term action to put the health and safety of workers and communities over corporate profit.

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Labor and community groups sign landmark Community Benefits Agreement with Proterra

The agreement with JMA and USW 675 commits Proterra to goal of hiring 50% of its workers from communities facing significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, women, and people of color.

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Buffalo News, November 1, 2020
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Green transit and jobs bills would boost upstate recovery

By passing the Green Transit and Green Jobs bills, New York will jump-start the clean economy without leaving working families behind, write Hae-Lin Choi from CWA District One and JMA's New York Director, Miranda Nelson.

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Red Green and Blue, October 29, 2020
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Culver City, CA stands up to Big Oil, votes to phase out drilling in largest urban oil field in U.S.

In a year of record fires, record heat, and the coronavirus, the City Council of Culver City, the site of the largest urban oil field in the U.S, voted on October 26 to phase out oil drilling.

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Clean Technica, October 7, 2020
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Electric bus manufacturing workforce training launched in Los Angeles

Are you excited about the large-scale arrival of electric buses? Are you uplifted by the promise of cleaner air on our streets and at our kids’ schools? Do you want to help produce those electric buses? In Los Angeles, you can now learn how to do so.

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LA County WDACS, Proterra, United Steelworkers Local 675, and community groups announce historic electric bus manufacturing and workforce partnerships

“Making workers and communities true partners in the transition to zero-emission transit is a way to ensure that the growing clean economy does not leave behind working families from earning high, family-sustaining wages in a safe work environment with high labor standards,” said Héctor Martin Huezo, Senior Workforce Equity Coordinator at Jobs to Move America.

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Pandemic, hurricanes, wildfires: Why we need worker-centered climate policy

This Climate Week, we need to turn the tide on an economy that puts profit over people and the planet. To make that happen, we must make sure that every single public dollar invested in the economy aids in the creation of millions of good, union jobs and in the building of climate-safe communities.

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Spectrum News, August 27, 2020
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Lawmakers, environmental advocates make green transit push

The measures would require mass transit systems to purchase zero-emissions buses by 2029 and encourage them to enter into "best value" contracting framework to build the infrastructure to support the transit system.

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Metro Magazine, August 27, 2020
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‘N.Y. Green Transit/Green Jobs’ legislation gaining steam

The plan has widespread support among environmental advocates, transit advocates, and labor unions throughout the state.