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July 30, 2019

Let’s electrify public buses without throwing workers under the bus

“Here’s the thing: electric buses are coming. That much is certain. But how electric buses will be deployed en masse is another story, one that’s still unfolding. Will cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles that have committed to

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July 29, 2016

Gov. Cuomo announces Request for Proposals for new, reimagined subway cars released

Madeline Janis, executive director of Jobs to Move America said, “By adopting the U.S. Employment Plan, the MTA has included a jobs disclosure and evaluation tool for the purchase of these trains that will improve New York’s transit system, create

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May 21, 2019

A challenge to American business: fight for infrastructure spending, or suffer the consequences.

With a $2 trillion infrastructure package on the line, businesses need to step up and fight for the common good in the form of public infrastructure spending — or suffer the consequences,” writes Madeline Janis, executive director of Jobs to

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May 14, 2019

How reverse-CPRA lawsuits harm the public’s right to know

Instead of receiving responses to their requests for government records under the California Public Records Act, some journalists and news outlets have been served with lawsuits seeking to keep records private. This disturbing trend — known as reverse-CPRA-lawsuits — is

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May 1, 2019

How to keep the robots from taking our jobs

“Amid the public discussion of the changing nature of work and the possibility that computers and robots could displace more American workers, a crucial fact has largely escaped notice: Taxpayers are often subsidizing the transition to automation,” write Jose Garcia

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April 26, 2019

ElectrifyNY activists seek state transition to fully electric vehicle fleets by 2040

ElectrifyNY, a coalition of environmental, transit, and social justice advocates, is calling for New York state and its municipalities to fully transition to electric vehicles by 2040.

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April 25, 2019

Activists call on NY to adopt fully electric vehicle fleet by 2040

Transportation is the largest contributor to greenhouse gases in the state, and the only sector where emissions haven’t decreased since 1990, according to state data. On Thursday, the ElectrifyNY coalition targeted buses and other mass transit-related vehicles in the state.

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April 25, 2019

MTA’s two-decade plan for all-electric fleet lacks details, transit advocates say

If the MTA needs 21 years to make its bus fleet fully electric, it ought to have a detailed plan, transit advocates said Thursday.

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April 18, 2019

A Green New Deal worth taking: how to advance inclusion through clean energy jobs

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

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April 10, 2019

‘Monumental’: Chicago commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040

“The Chicago Collective who wrote this resolution—comprised of frontline environmental justice communities, green groups, and unions—proves that not only can Chicago build a climate-safe future for next generations, but that a truly just transition also creates good, family-sustaining jobs to