Advancing Policies To Ensure Climate Justice

President Joe Biden’s environmental goals will not come at the expense of economically distressed regions. His Justice40 Initiative ensures that at least 40 percent of the overall benefits from federal investments in climate and clean energy flow to disadvantaged communities. In August, IBEW members joined a conversation with members of Congress and White House staff, emphasizing the need for good jobs in the transition from fossil fuel to renewables. “We want to be at the table to make sure we can organize jobs and require appropriate licensing in the green sector,” said Detroit Local 17 Business Manager James Shaw. “We need to be creating careers, not jobs.”

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