Partnership Blog & News

Center 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.

Community Labor United | December 18, 2009

 On October 27, 2009 Massachusetts adopted a $1.4 billion plan that will

Community Labor United | September 30, 2009

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.

FRESC | September 30, 2009

On May 27th, FRESC and the Campaign for Responsible Development (CRD) won community benefits at Union Station – a large mixed use redevelopment project located in downtown Denver that will be the hub of FasTracks, our metro area’s future mass transit rail build out estimated at a cost of around 500 million dollars.  After three years of organizing, coalition building, research and advocacy, the CRD formalized support of the project to the Denver City Council with a vote 12-1.

Partnership for Working Families | September 30, 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act injected unprecedented funding into home weatherization programs in states across the nation, creating an immediate impetus for states to build weatherization programs that really work.  This includes reaching a scale that addresses climate change, making a real impact on energy costs for the lowest-income homeowners, and creating many thousands of entry-level jobs in construction that become the first step into sustainable careers in construction for workers who desperately need them.

Working Partnerships USA | September 30, 2009

With the immediate economic crisis exacerbating the long-term decline of the American middle class, the green economy has emerged as a potential savior. In this messianic view, a new wave of green-collar jobs is ready to sweep in to replace the millions of vanished manufacturing jobs, restore the shrinking middle class, and lift up the foundering boats of millions more working poor trying desperately to keep afloat.

Leslie Moody | September 30, 2009

The emerging green energy economy offers great promise for rebuilding America’s middle class. Across the Partnership, we are working to ensure that federal, state, and city funds support a new green economy that grows the next generation of construction trades workers with access to family-supporting jobs, and opens career opportunities for low-income communities and communities of color.

Across the country, our Partners are fighting for this goal in ways that support their unique communities:

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable... | September 30, 2009

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.

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy | September 30, 2009

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. 

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Educati... | September 30, 2009

by Pam Fendt, GJLN Coordinator

The Good Jobs and Livable Neighborhoods Project of Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund is working with the Wisconsin Laborers District Council and the Laborers Great Lakes Region Organizing Committee on a campaign to shape Wisconsin’s expanded weatherization program.

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