Posts tagged federal money

    Labor unions are still giving Democrats climate headaches

    December 6, 2023 // The United Steelworkers, whose members operate oil refineries around the state, has endorsed a 12-year transition roadmap developed by economists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which proposes California spend $470 million annually to support workers laid off from fossil fuel jobs. In October, USW joined a new labor coalition, including chapters from United Auto Workers, Service Employees International Union and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, that released policy priorities including wage replacement, healthcare coverage, retraining and relocation support for displaced workers.

    As Federal Cash Flows to Unions, Democrats Hope to Reap the Rewards

    February 13, 2023 // In places like West Virginia, money from three major laws passed by Congress is pouring into the alternative energy industry and other projects. “I think it’s a renaissance for the labor movement,” said one union official. Beyond the inflation act, Democrats, with help from a few Republicans, were able to add prevailing wage requirements to the semiconductor bill. And both the Energy and Transportation Departments are making clear that access to unions, payment of prevailing wages and commitments to local hiring will be big advantages for competitive bidders seeking infrastructure and highway electrification projects, though Republican governors like Joe Lombardo in Nevada are trying to block some of those requirements.

    Michigan: Teacher Of The Year An Advocate For Union And Public School Interests’ Dubious Claims

    April 1, 2022 // otal K-12 public school funding in the 2012-2013 school year from all sources (local, state, and federal) was the equivalent of $15.76 billion in 2022 dollars. In the last school budget before the pandemic, which was for the 2019-20 school year, there was a total of $17.45 billion in inflation-adjusted school spending. These figures include federal money.