High Road or Low Road? Job Quality in the New Green Economy

February 2009

With Alec Dubro, Thomas Gradel and Rachel Thompson, Kate Gordon and Elena Foshay

As the federal government prepares to spend billions of dollars promoting the creation of green jobs as part of the huge economy recovery bill, this report warns that the jobs already being created in climate-friendly sectors of the economy do not always measure up in terms of wages and other terms of employment. The report was commissioned by Change to Win, the Sierra Club, and the Teamsters and Laborers unions.