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A climate-safe future is a good jobs future

We’re celebrating some developments in the fight for climate justice — ones that prove that real solutions to the climate crisis are ones that lift up workers, fight racial injustice, and contribute to building a better society.

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Column: A Green New Deal worth taking

The Green New Deal is dominating the headlines, but what does this really mean for workers? A new report offers some important insights.

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How to operationalize a just transition

We already have a strong policy mechanism — public purchasing — that can deliver on core aspects of Green New Deal and lift up working people across the country.

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Celebrating Black leaders in labor and transportation

This Black History Month, we are profiling a group of Black trade unionists, civil rights leaders, workers, and leaders in transportation.

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California Air Resources Board commits to zero emission buses and job creation in new rule

Los Angeles – The California Air Resources Board voted on Friday to mandate that all transit agencies in California operate 100 percent zero emission transit buses by 2040, and to use this transition to invest in workforce development training programs

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Fear on the factory floor is bad for business

In the past 20 years, U.S. manufacturing jobs have become more insecure and precarious.

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Purchasing for the Common Good 201

An introductory webinar to "inclusive procurement" or "purchasing for the common good."

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BYD Apprenticeship Readiness Training

This pre-apprenticeship program will train people with systemic barriers to employment for clean, union jobs in the manufacturing industry.

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Good Jobs through LA Metro’s purchasing process

In 2018, LA Metro committed to creating tens of thousands of good manufacturing jobs by adopting our good jobs and equity policy.

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Inclusive Procurement and Contracting: Building a Field of Policy and Practice

This study, co-authored by Emerald Cities and PolicyLink, surveys the current landscape on inclusive procurement and contracting policies and practices in the infrastructure and construction industries.