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Corporate giveaways gutted the South’s safety net, recovering from COVID-19 requires rebuilding it

Alabama gives away billions of public dollars to corporations, often with no strings attached. Our new research-action program is organizing for a better deal for Southern workers and communities.

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March 10, 2020
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Electric vehicle industry driving up salaries, report finds

Demand for skilled workers in Southern California’s electric vehicle industry is growing, driving up salaries and filling local training programs, according to a new report.

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What the pundits are missing this Super Tuesday

The sad truth is that the punditry has all but ignored climate change and the related impacts on our economy during the primary, shirking grassroots calls for a climate debate to instead pose just a handful of insufficient, muddled climate questions.

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Column: Public officials should say ‘no’ to economic incentives that don’t advance the public good

Across the United States, enormous public resources are given to manufacturing companies that often make grand promises but actually eliminate or undercut good American jobs.

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The Power of Inclusive Procurement

How can inclusive procurement help create a fairer economy and healthier environment? Find out in our "Power of Inclusive Procurement" -- filled with tips and suggestions for how to bring inclusive procurement to your community.

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February 7, 2020
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‘American Factory’: Taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize worker mistreatment

We should not be doling out taxpayer gifts to companies that don’t meet basic standards like fair wages and safe working conditions.

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National, Illinois, California, New York / New Jersey, The South

Community Benefits Agreements

Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) are legally enforceable agreements between private companies and coalitions of community and labor groups that are used to secure a wide range of job standards and equity measures.