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.
Produced by Hai-Lam Phan, Mathew Brady, Daniel Lafrentz, and Jasmine Hardy.
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.