Hundreds of Union Manufacturing Jobs to Come to LA


Build Your Dreams (BYD), the first union electric bus manufacturer in LA, opened an additional 450,000 square feet of space in Lancaster that will allow it to build up to 1,500 electric buses annually. Currently, the factory employs 700 workers represented by SMART 105, but with the expansion hundreds of jobs will open for Angelenos who need them the most.

BYD has also signed a historic Community Benefits Agreement with the Jobs to Move America (JMA) coalition, in which the company committed to pay workers living wages, invest in a training pipeline, and hire 40% of its workforce from underserved and underrepresented communities.

We’re proud to be part of the JMA coalition, to ensure public dollars spent on public infrastructure create better results for our communities: sustainable jobs and greater opportunity for low-income and other disadvantaged people.