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How much would it cost to electrify the nation’s school buses?

To electrify half of the nation's 500,000 fossil-fuel-powered school buses, it would cost approximately $30 billion.

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Law360, March 31, 2021
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Biden’s infrastructure plan endorses PRO Act, labor boosts

President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan unveiled Wednesday calls for boosting workers and organized labor, including by overhauling federal labor law to make it easier for workers to form unions and negotiate the terms of their work.

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Jobs to Move America urges White House to repeal local hire ban to maximize benefits of infrastructure investment

As President Biden rolls out his infrastructure plan today, Jobs to Move America Executive Director Madeline Janis issued a statement urging the Biden administration to repeal the ban on local hire.

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New York Daily News, March 22, 2021
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NYC’s purchase of school buses should supercharge transition to electric fleet: advocates

The city’s purchase of hundreds of yellow buses could jump-start what has been a slow effort to add electric vehicles to the diesel-guzzling school-bus fleet, advocates argue in a new report.

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End the ‘Alabama discount’

From the Amazon workers organizing a union in Bessemer to our coalition’s campaign for a Community Benefits Agreement with nearby bus manufacturer New Flyer, workers and communities are coming together to demand dignity and respect.

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To build a worker-centered economy, pass the PRO Act

The PRO Act would fix these problems in federal labor law by protecting workers’ right to collective action, holding employers accountable for breaking the law, ensuring free and fair union elections, and creating a fair process for a first union contract.

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Alabama Political Reporter, March 10, 2021
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New study paints bleak picture of Alabama’s tradeoff of tax breaks for jobs

Big companies benefit at the expense of their employees and surrounding communities, researchers at Alabama A&M say.

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New York Times, March 9, 2021
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How Biden is trying to help working-class voters in red-state Alabama

The president’s support for the rights of unionizing Amazon workers delighted political organizers in Alabama who are hoping to build long-term Democratic momentum in a reliably red state.

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Streetsblog Chicago, March 4, 2021
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CTA, peer transit agencies urge Biden administration to end local hiring ban

Transit officials, mayors and community activists from Chicago and elsewhere in the country called on the Biden administration to end long-standing federal regulations dictating that any construction project that uses federal funds can’t favor local companies and residents when it comes to issuing bids and hiring.

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WAER (Syracuse NPR) , March 2, 2021
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Walsh and labor advocate push for more local jobs for I-81 project

Syracuse’s Mayor Ben Walsh and a local jobs advocate are lending their voices to a move to allow more local workers to take part in federally funded public works projects. Jobs to Move America is trying to lift a 30-year-old ban on any geographic hiring requirements in road, bridge or other projects that get federal money.