California’s ambitious path towards a carbon-neutral economy is complex, involves and affects different industries and occupations in multiple ways, and holds both promise and challenges for the state’s working families. The analysis and recommendations here present actions that show a high road to climate policy is both valuable and feasible.
California Workers' Rights: A Manual of Job Rights, Protections and Remedies
With the pandemic-induced economic downturn and uncertainty hurting Californians across the state – and with the fires a reminder of the urgent need for climate action – the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) today submitted a new report to the Legislature highlighting a path forward for an economic recovery that advances the Administration’s high road principles of economic equity, climate resilience, and job quality.
Our study addresses two separate but complementary questions for California in the years and decades ahead: 1) what benefits would the emergence of a major offshore wind power sector create for California workers and communities, and what policies might optimize these impacts; and 2) would offshore wind power be a competitive source of renewable energy in comparison to other clean energy sources?
Introduction The next great challenge for California climate policy lies in the transportation sector. Vehicles account for fully 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions in California, the most of any…
New UC Berkeley Report: Stop Truck Driver Misclassification to Meet California’s Climate Goals. Misclassified drivers can’t afford clean trucks; Current Legislation—AB 5 would help make California’s transition to low- and zero-emissions trucks a reality.
Proposition 39 Job Creation & Quality, 2014-2018: A Report to the Citizens Oversight Board of the California Clean Energy Jobs Act
2019 Update: Job Creation Through 6/30/18 More than 19,000 jobs have been created from The California Clean Energy Jobs Act (CCEJA), created by Proposition 39 and legislated under Senate Bill…
Third in the Guest Blogger Series: Voices of Labor and Allies from Labor in the Climate Transition Conference
Guest Blogger Series: Voices of Labor and Allies from Labor in the Climate Transition Conference Governor Newsom and the new Legislature will face many hard challenges in meeting the state’s…
Guest Blogger Series: Voices of Labor and Allies from Labor in the Climate Transition Conference What’s better than clean, efficient transportation options in your neighborhood? Clean and efficient transportation options…