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by Robin Kneich, FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities
Despite all of the assets and opportunities in Oakland, the city of nearly a half-million people has struggled with a high rate of crime and violence. In 2008, 128
New CPI study finds construction training programs key to economic recoveryCenter on Policy Initiatives | December 18, 2009
CPI released a report in September linking quality apprenticeship programs in the building trades to the future of California's green economy and economic recovery.
The report, Construction Apprenticeship Programs: Career Training for California's Recovery, demonstrates that apprenticeship training is most effective when run collaboratively by labor and management.
by Aditi Vaidya, EBASE Port Program Director
The stakes are getting high in the fight for good jobs and clean air, and the movement is headed to Washington, DC.
As part of a campaign to create good, green jobs at L.A.’s ports, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) released a major report on the potential jobs impact of planned infrastructure investment at the Port of L.A. early in the summer.
by By Soledad Boyd & Jeremy Shenk, Community Labor United Senior Organizers
The Massachusetts Green Justice Coalition won a victory for social justice and the environment on Tuesday July 28th when the state Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) told the state’s utilities to add equity to their efficiency plans.
Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) has approved its first policy statement in support of affordable housing as part of its Strategic Plan for Transit Oriented Development (TOD).
By Ben Boyce, Living Wage Coalition of Sonoma County Coordinator
The metropolitan area of Phoenix is experiencing unprecedented change and growth unlike any other point in its history. Since the 1980’s, our population has ballooned in size, with new immigrant families making up much of this growth. Arizona now has the fourth-largest Latino electorate in the country.
On September 24, 2008, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) released an eagerly awaited report—one of the first of its kind—highlighting a growing majority of responsible development policies in the Bay Area that are making a difference in people’s lives.