Mandatory Local Hiring Becomes Law in San Francisco
December 29, 2010, San Francisco, CA—A city ordinance authored by Supervisor John Avalos and passed by a super-majority of the Board of Supervisors on December 14 requiring work for local residents on San Franc...
Local Hiring Hits the Road
Thu, Sep 17, 2015  |  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
Mon, Jul 13, 2015  |  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
Mon, Apr 27, 2015  |  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
Tue, Mar 10, 2015  |  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
Wed, Dec 10, 2014  |  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
Mon, Sep 01, 2014  |  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"
Tue, Jun 24, 2014  |  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
Mon, Jun 09, 2014  |  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
Fri, May 02, 2014  |  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
Wed, Feb 05, 2014  |  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...


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