Green Jobs & Environmental Standards
Good green jobs are critical to building a new economy. LAANE is partnering with local and national groups to advocate for policies that create good jobs and a healthy environment, from the port trucking system to the grocery industry to green buildings and manufacturing.
In 2014 the Los Angeles City Council approved the Zero Waste LA Franchise System, which created an exclusive franchise system and transformed LA’s waste hauling system to increase recycling and improve environmental protections and working conditions. …read more.
This UC Berkeley report examines the success of the Utility Pre-Craft Trainee program, which RePower LA helped create with LADWP and IBEW Local 18. …read more.
In January 2012, Metro became nation’s first transportation agency to unanimously approve Construction Careers Policy with a Project Labor Agreement with a Targeted Hire Program. Metro is rolling out a 30-year, multi-billion dollar plan to change L.A.'s status as the nation's car capital. …read more.
In March 2011, the Exposition Line Construction Authority approved a Construction Careers Policy covering phase II of the light rail project—taking riders from downtown Los Angeles through neighborhoods in South Los Angeles to Santa Monica. The $1.6 billion project is expected to generate over 6,700 construction jobs. …read more.
In December 2011, the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works approved a Construction Careers Policy, covering over 100 public works projects, totaling over $2 billion in construction. Over 8,000 construction jobs will be created, of which 30% will be for communities experiencing high levels of unemployment. …read more.
In March 2011, the Harbor Board of Commissioners approved a Construction Careers Policy, covering over 40 infrastructure projects, totaling over $1.5 billion in construction. Over 6,000 jobs will be created. …read more.
Enacted in 2008, the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Trucks Program is one of the country’s most sweeping anti-pollution and anti-poverty measures. The policy removes diesel-spewing trucks from the road and replaces them with clean-burning vehicles, while requiring that trucking companies make their drivers employees. …read more.
This groundbreaking policy passed by the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA/LA) is the nation’s first program that ties a project labor agreement and local hire requirements to privately developed projects which receive funding from local government. It guarantees certain job standards for workers. …read more.
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