Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) are legally enforceable agreements between private companies and coalitions of community and labor groups that are used to secure a wide range of job standards and equity measures.
The U.S. Employment Plan (USEP) is our customizable, federally-approved policy tool that builds good jobs and equity into the public purchasing process.
Jobs to Move America released this white paper documenting the results of interviews with New Flyer workers and preliminary findings from an academic study of manufacturing workers across Alabama and Mississippi by Alabama A&M University’s (AAMU).
Through economic modeling and dozens of interviews with leaders from public transit agencies, environmental organizations, and community-based organizations, the report offers a suite of policy recommendations intended to enable agencies to center community health, climate solutions, and good job creation in their adoption of battery-electric bus technology and infrastructure.
This article from Talking Points Memo, by Donald Cohen of In the Public Interest, explores the history of privatization and the four decade attack on government.
An introductory webinar to "inclusive procurement" or "purchasing for the common good."
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.
The resources in this toolkit support the recruitment, training, and retention of women in nontraditional apprenticeship and jobs in the rail and transit sector.
An inside look into the Community Benefits Agreement between the JMA coalition, SMART union Local 105, and electric bus manufacturer BYD.
Reagan vs. Cities: The 20th Century Battle Over South African Apartheid and Lessons For The Trump Era
By the 1980s, the apartheid political system in South Africa and its brutal oppression of people of color had become increasingly shocking to the world. Sustained global opposition resulted in the system’s collapse by the beginning of the next decade.