Join Us For A Discussion On How We Transition Equitably
The race to electrify America’s vehicle fleet is on — that’s the good news on climate-change solutions like clean-energy transportation.
But then there’s the troubling news: states and localities are giving billion-dollar factory subsidies to companies without the guarantee of good-paying jobs — sometimes to completely unproven companies — and often to companies that are non-union or anti-union. Auto parts jobs are at risk because EVs are far simpler mechanically, and Midwestern states are at risk of disinvestment.
Back to good news: many electric bus companies are signing union contracts and Community Benefits Agreements.
A panel of experts will talk about what is working, and what will help ensure we transition to a worker-centered economy.
When: Monday, Oct. 31, 2022 at 1 p.m.
- Cindy Estrada, vice president of the United Auto Workers, on organizing to ensure auto jobs are both family supporting and community building
- Paola Rodelas, communications director for Jobs to Move America, on JMA’s agreement with major bus manufacturer New Flyer that couples high-paying jobs with advancement opportunities for historically disadvantaged communities
- Sam Appel, California Manager with the BlueGreen Alliance, on joint environmental-labor work for a just transition in the transportation sector.
- Brianna Bailey, managing editor for The Frontier, on Canoo’s mega-subsidy package in Oklahoma, and her reporting about how deals involving taxpayer money get approved, often out of public view
- Greg LeRoy, executive director for Good Jobs First, on the shortcomings of record-breaking deals inked between states and EV companies – and how deals can be better structured to lift up workers and their communities
Register and bring your questions!
Good Jobs First is a national policy resource center based in Washington, DC that promotes corporate and government accountability in economic development.