|Posted:||April 20, 2021 05:46 PM|
|From:||Senator Katie J. Muth|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||A Just Transition for Pennsylvania|
In the near future, Representative Innamorato and I will introduce legislation that establishes the Office of Just Transition, which will identify and assist workers and communities to prepare and shift to economically and environmentally sustainable industry in the case of a cornerstone job-supplier closing, automating, or otherwise depopulating a facility or industrial entity that will result in the displacement of a large number of workers in a community.
The people impacted by these closures are the experts who will be able to identify the realistic and achievable solutions to make a transition plan successful. Therefore, this office will empower those communities to be at the table to define the future they want.
Housed in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the Office of Just Transition will facilitate the creation of and support a Just Transition Board (JTB) charged with developing a Just Transition Plan (JTP).
The JTB will consist of people representing labor, grassroot organizations, government departments with related resources and other relevant stakeholders identified by the impacted communities. The JTP will include:
Please join us in co-sponsoring this pro-growth, pro-business, pro-jobs, pro-people and pro-earth legislation.