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Local Hiring Coast to Coast
Posted Mon, Jul 13, 2015 in Local Hiring
Over the last year, public policy nonprofit Brightline has worked in New Jersey to share local job creation policies and workforce development for communities in need. For decades, "good faith" hiring efforts have largely failed to achieve the desired goals of significantly increasing diversity in the workplace. With m...
GreenFinanceSF and Job Training Program Create New Local Clean Energy Economy
Posted Mon, Apr 27, 2015 in Green Jobs
GreenFinanceSF and Job Training Program Create New Local Clean Energy Economy

April 24, 2015 - Spring 2015 both heralded the launch of San Francisco's GreenFinanceSF program and offered a new, exciting workforce development model for the burge...
16 Social Justice Groups Advocate Expansion of Solar Through Net Metering
Posted Tue, Mar 10, 2015 in Renewable Energy
Today, 16 social justice leaders representing many diverse communities in California sent a powerful message to the state's key regulatory body on energy matters, urging for more solar and an extension of the current net energy metering program beyond 2017.

Though their
Local Hire Expands To Private Development in San Francisco
Posted Wed, Dec 10, 2014 in Local Hiring
In November, the City celebrated another exciting expansion of local hire for private development on public land. The City, through its Port Commission (Port), owned part of a 69-acre waterfront property known as the Pier 70 area, an industrial site used primarily as a shipyard. After a three-year community planning ...
Brightline Convenes Community Allies For SF Construction Workforce Pipeline Pilot
Posted Mon, Sep 01, 2014 in Local Hiring
Over the summer of 2014, Brightline teamed up with several community-based organizations in San Francisco to create an innovative pilot program, the SF Construction Workforce Pipeline Program. This program brought together a broad set of allies, including Chinese for Affirmative Action, the A. Philip Randolph Institut...
Vote Solar Publishes "GoSolarSF Progress Report: Economic & Environmental Benefits of San Francisco's Solar Program"
Posted Tue, Jun 24, 2014 in Renewable Energy
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--The numbers are in for GoSolarSF and they are phenomenal.

Yesterday, the Vote Solar Initiative, one of the nation's leading advocates for solar energy, published a comprehensive environmental, jobs, and economic analysis of San Francisco's landmark GoSolarSF incentive program entitled, "
SF Supervisors Unanimously Approve Local Hiring, Prevailing Wage Expansion
Posted Mon, Jun 09, 2014 in Local Hiring
Final Vote Tomorrow To Require Jobs for City Residents and Family-Supporting Wages and Benefits for Private Construction on Public Land

June 9, 2014, San Francisco, CA--Last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation crafted by Supervisor John Avalos to expand the City's landm...
Mayor Lee Announces Full Funding For GoSolarSF, Announcement Hailed At Major Labor Rally
Posted Fri, May 02, 2014 in Renewable Energy
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Just as community advocacy got underway to restore looming budget cuts to San Francisco's landmark GoSolarSF program, on Wednesday April 30 Mayor Ed Lee
Brightline Joins Midtown Residents And ALRP To File The Biggest Rent Control Petition In San Francisco History
Posted Wed, Feb 05, 2014 in Environmental Justice
SAN FRANCISCO -- On Monday, January 3, residents of Midtown Park Apartments, joined by civil rights nonprofit Brightline Defense, legal services provider AIDS Legal Referral Panel and over 50 supporters, filed the biggest rent control petition in the history of the City and County of San Francisco. The petition reques...
SF Local Hiring Success Continues
Posted Sun, Nov 10, 2013 in Local Hiring
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The San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development presented a mid-year local update to the 12-member Mayor's Construction Workforce Advisory Committee on October 30, 2013.

Halfway into the third year of mandatory local hiring, outcomes continue to exceed minimum local employment requirements. Across...
Governor Brown Signs Warriors Bill
Posted Fri, Sep 27, 2013 in Local Hiring
SAN FRANCISCO, September 27 - Today, legislation by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown that will transform 13 acres of polluted and nearly unusable San Francisco waterfront at Piers 30-32 and create thousands of local jobs.

Governor Brown's signature caps ...
Bayview Hunters Point Community Celebrates Groundbreaking Education and Jobs Program
Posted Sat, Jul 13, 2013 in Local Hiring
Graduation Ceremony And All-Day Block Party Brings Together Over 300 Community Members, City Officials, Families, And Labor Leaders To Celebrate The First Class Of Ten Students In A Program Designed To Help Residents Succeed As San Francisco Local Hires

SAN FRANCISCO—In a community where the media and eve...
SF School Board Unanimously Adopts Local Hiring and Contracting Policy
Posted Thu, Jun 13, 2013 in Local Hiring
Commissioners Establish Sweeping Changes On School District Construction, Increase Coordination With City's Local Hiring Program

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13--On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Education voted unanimously to establish its first-ever local hiring and contracting policy for School District co...
Local Hiring Success Continues Under Landmark SF Ordinance
Posted Wed, May 22, 2013 in Local Hiring
With Nearly 1 Million Hours Under Its Belt, City's Local Hiring Law Continues To Promote Powerful Community-Labor Partnership

May 22, 2013--Under a failed "good faith efforts" approach to connecting San Francisco residents with good-paying construction jobs, local workers made up an average of only 20% of...
GoSolarSF Funding Doubles As Mayor Lee Delivers On Commitment To Restore Cuts
Posted Thu, Mar 14, 2013 in Renewable Energy
Like a quarterback leading a team of environmental and green jobs advocates down a field of renewable energy goals, Mayor Ed Lee has put San Francisco’s successful GoSolarSF program within inches of the goal line by announcing yesterday that he has doubled funding for the incentive effective July 1.

And unlike ...

 

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