Better Buildings Approach
Our Better Buildings Approach is a framework built to optimize the climate, health, equity, and job creation potential that the buildings sector represents.
Oregon State Governor Tina Kotek signed House Bill 3332 into law at an event today, reinforcing Oregon’s commitment to local industries and cleaner infrastructure by championing domestically-produced iron and steel in public projects. The new law includes a grant initiative to support small businesses as they work to meet Oregon’s strong domestic production benchmarks.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced $100 million in grants to help manufacturers track and disclose the emissions associated with the production of materials and products used in infrastructure projects. This will help private and public sector purchasers know which materials are made in the most climate-friendly way.
Today the BlueGreen Alliance hosted a webinar called “Game Changer: The Inflation Reduction Act and Clean Manufacturing.” Government officials, union representatives, environmental experts, industry representatives, and others across the U.S. heard leading climate and labor experts discuss the Inflation Reduction Act and its promise to revitalize industrial manufacturing.
One-term President Donald Trump is traveling to Detroit to feed his own ego while striking United Auto Worker (UAW) members are fighting for fair wages, an end to the inequitable tier system, and a union-built electric vehicle (EV) future. In a clear display of Trump’s lack of respect for the striking workers, he will be speaking at a non-union facility. In advance of Trump’s trip, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh.
In response to an invitation from United Auto Workers (UAW) President Shawn Fain, President Joe Biden today joined striking auto workers on the picket line outside Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. This is believed to be the first time a sitting president has joined striking workers on a picket line, providing major credence…
Following the announcement that United Steelworkers (USW) International President and BlueGreen Alliance Co-Chair Tom Conway has passed away, the BlueGreen Alliance released a statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh.
Our Appalachian Regional Organizer, Dan Taylor, and our Senior Policy Advisor, Brennen Cain, penned a blog for Reimagine Appalachia on how the clean energy tax credits included in the Inflation Reduction Act are setting the stage for a unionized clean economy.
New analysis by the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst commissioned by the BlueGreen Alliance and National Skills Coalition estimates that the combined investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Inflation Reduction Act, and CHIPS and Science Act (CHIPS) will support nearly 3 million jobs per year over the life span of the laws.
The new report from the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst estimates that the combined investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Inflation Reduction Act, and CHIPS and Science Act (CHIPS) will support nearly 3 million jobs per year and 19 million job-years over their lifetime.
This factsheet lists the broad range of programs now available to K-12 public schools, school districts as well as state, local and Tribal governments—and guides them on how to maximize the social and economic impact of these dollars.
Union contracts for nearly 150,000 United Auto Workers (UAW) members at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis expired on Thursday, September 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Those workers are now on strike or working without a contract. UAW is pushing for, among other items, fair and equal pay, safer workplaces—particularly in electric vehicle (EV) battery plants—and job security in the transition to EVs.