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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report provides a quantitative assessment of the economic impact of four import climate change policies in California's Inland Empire counties: cap and trade, the renewables portfolio standards, distributed solar programs, and investor-owned utility. In general, they find that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Transportation & Mobility
Proposed investment in the Port of Los Angeles would create thousands of new construction jobs and boost the city's overall economy. This report provides analysis of existing economic conditions in the region and explains how a "Construction Careers Policy" would ensure equitable...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source IBEW Local 18
Policy Areas Economic Justice
The factsheet outlines Los Angeles' Utility Pre-Craft Trainee Program (UPCT), which aimed to place low income and minority city residents in good union utility jobs through an innovative training program....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Los Angeles is currently embarking upon one its largest investments in infrastructure in decades. Through these investments, we will be modernizing our port, fixing our roads, and undertaking the largest expansion of public transit in recent history. These investments, representing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing
The Amani Housing Pilot aims to take a comprehensive and community-engaged approach to improve housing on one block in Milwaukee's Amani neighborhood. This report outlines the pilot's objectives, funding mechanisms, and partnerships; analyzes where the project has met its objectives...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Local Housing Solutions
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Housing
Housing rehabilitation codes preserve housing availability and reduce building rehabilitation costs by aligning code requirements with proposed renovations and prioritizing safety improvements. This guide helps local governments develop rehabilitation codes and features examples of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Kansas
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Education
This report focuses on an association of city and county governments and metropolitan planning organizations which collaborate to identify new training needs of Kansas City area businesses attempting to adapt to sustainable energy and energy efficiency opportunities. Key findings...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Transportation & Mobility
This report finds that transit investment would improve air quality and mobility for LA residents, and metro projects with targeted local hiring strategies could create billions of dollars in public economic benefits for the county. It recommends that the city create a construction...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Emerald Cities Planning Committee
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Energy, Democracy & Governance
This report outlines effective and equitable community workforce agreements (CWAs) and recommends that these agreements include alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, collectively bargained wage and benefit rates, targeted hiring plans, and accountability monitoring systems. It...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report evaluates the impact and job quality of the green jobs created in the construction industry, as a result of California's commitment to increasing the State's usage of renewable energy....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source City of Portland
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Energy
The Clean Energy Works Portland Pilot Project aims to deliver affordable home energy upgrades to homeowners while creating new career opportunities for residents. This community workforce agreement outlines the project's hiring goals and includes eligibility criteria for contractor...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Public Safety, Health
As construction activity in the southern United States continues to flourish, concern over workers’ health and safety grows. Economic hardships, few or no opportunities for career advancement, unstable work, injuries, and even death on the job are commonplace for construction workers...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This paper offers background on the development of Los Angeles's Utility Pre-Craft Trainee (UPCT) program, and highlights the features of the program that make it a best practice model for workforce training for entry-level workers. First, it provides an overview of the statewide...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, State
State(s) California, New York, Oregon
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Energy
This toolkit discusses strategies that deliver high quality jobs with career pathways accessible to workers in low-income communities and communities of color. As the primary implementers of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), state governments play a critical role in ensuring that the expansion...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report discusses the progress of the Utility Pre-Craft Trainee (UPCT) program since its launch in 2011. The UPCT program, jointly operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 18, is an earn-and-learn,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Local Housing Solutions
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Housing
Excessive or obsolete building standards and codes can increase development costs and depress construction activity. Local governments can support their housing supply by updating codes to allow developers to use new lower cost and higher-performing materials, coordinating codes with...

Type Ordinance
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement
The Construction Careers and Project Stabilization Policy establishes a local hiring program and project labor agreement terms that would be applied to all Board-approved projects that meet certain thresholds.The key goals of the Policy are to ensure that (1) CRA/LA-created job opportunities...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report evaluates the degree to which underrepresented and disadvantaged workers have gained access to career-track jobs in the construction of renewable energy power plants through California's energy programs....

Type Article
Year 2014
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Ohio
Source Fair Contracting
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Local government procurement policies can require that public contractors provide health and retirement benefits to their workers. However, skeptics of such "responsible contractor policies" argue these approaches inflate project costs. This study examines the impact of responsible...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Washington
Source Washington State Legislature
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This act requires that government contractors pay a prevailing wage rate to all workers who are employed on public works and public building maintenance projects in the state of Washington. It defines the prevailing wage rate as the hourly wage, usual benefits, and overtime pay provided...

Type Ordinance
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City of Austin
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Education, Finance & Procurement
This resolution directs the Austin City Manager to develop a proposal that would require construction contractors to ensure that, at minimum, 15% of construction workers on public projects are graduates or current students of registered apprenticeship or bilingual training programs....

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