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The climate crisis is the single greatest emergency of our time. To tackle climate change, we need bold climate justice policies that build a clean economy, lift up working families, and address systemic racial, gender, and economic injustice.

Jobs to Move America advocates for climate policies that center worker and community voice. Public investments in green technologies and critical climate infrastructure — from public buses to solar panels — can create millions of good jobs for workers, especially those who have historically been denied good jobs in the manufacturing sector.

Our public dollars have the power fuel a clean economy with good union jobs at its core.

We’re conducting research, advocating for strong climate policy, and organizing in coalition across the country to make it happen. Learn more about our climate justice policy advocacy below.

Climate Justice Policies in Action

Electrify NY Green Transit, Green Jobs Press Event

New York / New Jersey

Elected officials, advocates and labor leaders held a Zoom event on August 31, 2023 to urge Gov. Hochul to add the comprehensive Green Transit, Green Jobs Bill to the executive budget. Speakers: Jay Mehta, Northeast Director at Jobs to Move America Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz, District 81 Assemblyman Steven Otis, District 91 Assemblywoman Emily Gallagher, District …

Climate and Community Investment Act

New York / New Jersey

Jobs to Move America is fighting alongside the NY Renews coalition to pass the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA), which would invest $15 billion in new green infrastructure.

Green Transit, Green Jobs

New York / New Jersey

This legislative package would electrify New York's public bus systems and create good, clean jobs.

Climate Smart Ports Act


The legislation would green the country's ports, fight climate change, and create good green jobs.

Worker-centered state climate policy in Illinois


Illinois is poised to pass comprehensive energy legislation in the upcoming 2021 session. Our Illinois team is organizing with environmental and labor coalitions to propose worker-centered policies that would ensure an equitable transition to 100% clean energy and transition the state's public vehicle fleets.

Chicago Ready for 100


Chicago is transitioning to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2030 -- to get there, the city has also planned to create good jobs.

New York MTA Electric Bus Transition

New York / New Jersey

The ElectrifyNY coalition pushed the largest transit agency in the country to commit to electrifying its entire bus fleet.

LA Metro Zero-Emissions Bus Transition


In 2017, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) committed to transitioning its entire bus fleet — over 2,200 buses — to zero emissions technology by 2030. This transition will help improve air quality, fight climate change, and advance equity. By mandating that Jobs to Move America’s signature good jobs policy, the U.S. …

CARB Innovative Clean Transit Rule


Transportation makes up the bulk of greenhouse gas, particulate matter, and NOx emissions in California. To combat dirty transportation emissions, California initially mandated the use of compressed natural gas transit buses. But as zero emissions bus technology advanced, a broad coalition committed to clean air and good jobs pushed California’s Air Resources Board to mandate …

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