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.
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.
The Women Can Build photo series project uplifts the hardworking women in the transportation manufacturing industry.
This UCLA Law School study demonstrates the U.S. Employment Plan‘s impact on price and bidder pools.
This report considers new ways in which government can play a role in revitalizing manufacturing, and brings to light new tools to ensure good jobs, inclusivity, and community benefits.