For Immediate Release
Climate Jobs National Resource Center
Contact: Jennifer Johnson
Statement from Mike Fishman, Executive Director of the Climate Jobs National Resource Center on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan:
Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC) applauds President Biden’s ambitious recovery plan that will invest in Americans by creating good union jobs while repairing our nation’s infrastructure and building an equitable green new economy.
We are encouraged by the President’s steadfast commitment to ensure these investments “produce good-quality jobs with strong labor standards, prevailing wages, and a free and fair choice to join a union and bargain collectively.”
Now is our opportunity to expand the number of quality clean energy jobs across the country and put more people back to work modernizing our nation’s electric grid, making schools more energy-efficient and safe, and bringing our transit and water systems into the 21st century.
CJNRC advocates for a clean energy economy at the scale climate science demands, create good union jobs, and support more equitable communities. CJNRC helps unions across the U.S. form their own state-based Climate Jobs coalitions. CJNRC provides strategic and technical support to state-led coalitions to develop action plans specific to their states to create good, clean jobs, organize union members around the plan, and advocate for its implementation. Specific support on how to engage and educate community leaders, labor leaders, and members, business leaders, and elected officials is also available.