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Brightline Advocates More Jobs for Women; Expansion of Solar Access
Posted Thu, Apr 28, 2016 in Green Jobs
Early on April 11, the sound of swinging hammers rang out from the Bay Area's first all-women green construction training class. Women Build is a unique program created by Rising Sun Energy Center that prepares low-income women for long-term career pathways in construction. Programs like Women Build are essential to a...
Brightline Announces the Dr. Espanola Jackson Fellowship
Posted Thu, Mar 31, 2016 in Environmental Justice
An environmental justice (EJ) non-profit founded in 2005, Brightline proudly presents the Dr. Espanola Jackson Postgraduate Legal Fellowship to begin in late summer 2016. A longtime community leader often known as “the Godmother of Bayview-Hunters Point,” Dr. Espanola Jackson
Brightline 2015 Year in Review
Posted Fri, Jan 01, 2016 in Local Hiring
Local Hiring Gains Traction Nationwide
Five years after the passage of San Francisco's landmark Local Hiring Policy for Construction, San Francisco's local hiring has jumped from 20% in 2010 to 45%, and construction worksites saw increased gender and racial diversity. Across the nation, local hiring is rapid...
Demand for Solar Reaches New Heights!
Posted Mon, Oct 19, 2015 in Renewable Energy
October 19, 2015 - In October 2015, environmental justice nonprofit Brightline Defense (Brightline) and the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) commissioned a poll showing that California voters overwhelmingly support rooftop solar. This statewide poll of registered California voters is especially ...
Local Hiring Hits the Road
Posted Thu, Sep 17, 2015 in Local Hiring
In the last few months, local hiring has rapidly gained traction as an anti-poverty tool utilized at the local, state, and now federal level. As cities across the country have rapidly moved to enact new local hiring policies to target disadvantaged communities with high unemployment, the federal government has now take...
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...

 

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