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The Century Foundation , May 31, 2022
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Landmark Community Benefits Agreement with New Flyer Will Lift Workers in Two States

Jobs to Move America—which calls itself a “strategic policy center”—announced a landmark labor agreement on Thursday that seeks to create better jobs, increased opportunities, and greater diversity at New Flyer, North America’s largest producer of buses and also a major

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Washington Post, May 26, 2022
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Labor leaders hail bus maker pact to hire more women, minority workers

One of the nation’s largest bus manufacturers has agreed to hire and promote more women and racial minorities, a dealthat worker advocates say is a model for ensuring that federal funds to replace diesel buses with battery-powered buses boosts workers

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Major electric vehicle manufacturer signs first multi-state agreement with community and civil rights group for equitable hiring and good jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  JMA: Paola Rodelas (808) 333-4782 prodelas@jobstomoveamerica.org Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP: Michael Troncoso (619) 338-3821 MTroncoso@rgrdlaw.com LOS ANGELES AND BIRMINGHAM, May 26, 2022 – Jobs to Move America (“JMA”), Greater Birmingham Ministries (“GBM”), and New

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Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits Supports Amazon Workers’ Unionization Drive

BIRMINGHAM, February 10, 2022 – The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits is pleased that Amazon workers in Bessemer will get another chance to choose whether to unionize. The Coalition–made of labor, community, civil rights, faith, and environmental justice groups–encourages Amazon

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TIME, November 15, 2021
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U.S. School Buses May Never Be The Same Thanks to Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

The article highlights JMA’s work with allies Chispa and Sierra Club in advocating for electric school buses as well as putting a spotlight on UAW members at school bus factories in North Carolina and Oklahoma.

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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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As school systems recover, new research reveals how New York can speed up equitable transition to electric school buses

Policy recommendations outline path for equitable, swift transition to curb toxic air pollution and create good manufacturing jobs for workers.

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New York / New Jersey

Clean Buses for New York Kids

A report with policy recommendations for how New York can harness the transition to electric school buses to create healthier communities, good jobs, and clean rides for kids.

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Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits releases solidarity video in support of Amazon workers in Bessemer

The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits released a video in solidarity with the workers organizing a union at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.

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Capital & Main, Newseek, May 11, 2020
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Can workers organize in the deep South during the pandemic?

A community coalition employs an alternative approach at an Alabama bus plant.