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The New Republic, September 2, 2020
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Elon Musk thinks his treatment of workers is a “trade secret”

Kate Aronoff on why our wonky California legislative fight is a test of whether green jobs will be good jobs, too.

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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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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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POLITICO PRO, August 6, 2020
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New Flyer, major bus supplier for MTA, under scrutiny for labor practices

New Flyer, a major bus supplier for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is facing complaints of discrimination at its factory in Alabama and accusations it's trying to "launder" its image through a New York-based associate.

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St. Cloud Times, August 1, 2020
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New Flyer, union in mediation over calling back some workers in pandemic

New Flyer is in mediation with the Communication Workers of America union after the union filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board when New Flyer reneged on a written agreement regarding work at New Flyer during the pandemic.

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Governing, July 13, 2020
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The route to infrastructure that benefits communities

States and localities will need the full range of tools to recover economically. That calls for federal policies that tap infrastructure-building’s power to boost local jobs and small-business growth, writes national program director Christy Veeder.

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NPR/WUFT, July 1, 2020
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Why there’s little sunshine on many economic development deals in Florida — and beyond

In Los Angeles, transparency proved to be important for an economic development deal and contract between the city’s transit authority and a bus manufacturer. But it took a court battle to reveal the details to the public.

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Forge Organizing, June 24, 2020
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Black Workers Matter: How defunding police could create thousands of good jobs for Black communities

Our research shows how divesting from policing could build clean transit systems in Black neighborhoods and create thousands of good jobs in the process.