Service + Solidarity Spotlight: UAW and AFT Call for School Buses Across the Country to Be Union-Made Electric Vehicles

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Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The UAW and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) called on school districts across the country to electrify the nation’s school bus fleet and to do the work with union labor. The Biden administration is providing seed money to accelerate the process as part of the infrastructure bill that passed last year.

“After a week like last week,” AFT President Randi Weingarten said, “it’s pretty remarkable to have a press conference that shows you what is possible.”

Watch the full press conference.