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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.

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Bronx Times, August 26, 2020
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It’s electric! Dinowitz introduces green bills for NY buses and public transit jobs

The legislation also cites that other major cities such as Los Angeles and Chicago have put forward similar commitments in the development of new employment “that created hundreds of high-quality, unionized jobs.”

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Green Transit, Green Jobs

This legislative package would electrify New York's public bus systems and create good, clean jobs.

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August 26, 2020
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Legislators and advocates announce push for ‘Green Transit/Green Jobs’ legislation in New York State

A pair of bills from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and State Senator Timothy Kennedy would mandate public bus systems convert to zero-emission buses and would incentivize electric buses to be manufactured in New York’s high-need communities.

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Bringing Green Transit, Green Jobs to New York

New Yorkers need long-term, systematic solutions that spur a Covid-19 recovery, invest in racial justice, and combat the climate crisis. One such solution is on its way in the form of a legislative package called Green Transit, Green Jobs.

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Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán, May 27, 2020
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Rep. Barragán introduces Climate Smart Ports Act to improve air quality and create good jobs in port communities across America

“Jobs to Move America commends Representative Barragan on this initiative and her commitment to ensuring good jobs and clean air go hand in hand,” said Abhilasha Bhola.