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Analysis of USDOT Local Labor Hiring Pilot: Local hire increases opportunities for disadvantaged workers, strengthens local economies

This report from Jobs to Move America demonstrates that the lifting of a Reagan-era regulation prohibiting cities and states from using local hire policies in federally-funded construction projects would create stronger local economies, advance racial equity, and increase the ways that cities and states can create good jobs while building and repairing infrastructure.

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Build Local, Hire Local

The Build Local, Hire Local bill contains a comprehensive set of reforms to raise wages and labor standards, strengthen unions, invest in American manufacturing, create new opportunities for high-quality jobs, and strengthen communities.

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U.S. Employment Plan

The U.S. Employment Plan (USEP) is our customizable, federally-approved policy tool that builds good jobs and equity into the public purchasing process.

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  • Good Jobs Policies

The Power of Inclusive Procurement

How can inclusive procurement help create a fairer economy and healthier environment? Find out in our "Power of Inclusive Procurement" -- filled with tips and suggestions for how to bring inclusive procurement to your community.

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Transforming Transit, Realizing Opportunity

Through economic modeling and dozens of interviews, this report offers policy recommendations to enable agencies to center community health, climate solutions, and good job creation in their transition to electric buses.

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The History of Privatization

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.

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