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A Win for Workers, Climate, and Communities

Electric Vehicle Investments With Labor Standards

This video tells the story of Frank, who, after being released from prison, joined the IBEW and built a career as an electrician focusing on electric vehicle chargers.

After his release from prison, Frank had difficulty finding work. But since joining the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), he has built a career as a certified electrician installing chargers for electric vehicles. Frank’s story shows how major federal investments in electric vehicles and their chargers—linked with critical labor standards—will create high-quality union jobs, advance equity and justice, and reduce air and carbon pollution to combat the climate crisis.

Tell Congress: Invest in Clean Energy

Congress must pass the Build Back Better agenda, which makes major federal investments in clean energy infrastructure.

Hannah Malus is the deputy director for the Energy and Environment War Room at the Center for American Progress. Chris Chyung is the campaign manager for the State House to the White House initiative with the Energy and Environment War Room at the Center.

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Authors

Hannah Malus

Deputy Director, Energy and Environment Advocacy

Chris Chyung

Campaign Manager

Video producers

Hai-Lam Phan

Video Director, Production

Mathew Brady

Senior Data Visualization Developer

Daniel Lafrentz

Jasmine Hardy

Senior Video Producer

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