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The New York Times, September 16, 2023
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Battle Over Electric Vehicles Is Central to Auto Strike

The battle between UAW and Big 3 Automakers is a battle for setting the standards of the electric car industry. JMA’s Madeline Janis spoke about the set the importance of the UAW strike.

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The Buffalo News, September 15, 2023
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The Green Transit, Green Jobs bill can boost New York manufacturing

New York can use its purchasing power to turn around a decadeslong decline in manufacturing with Green Transit, Green Jobs, which ensures that transit agencies, their unionized workforce, manufacturing workers and communities benefit from the transition to zero-emission buses.

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The Atlantic , September 14, 2023
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Biden’s Labor-Climate Dilemma

It can be tricky balancing the needs of environmental groups and unions, but it can be done. JMA Co-Executive Director Madeline Janis spoke to the Atlantic's Steven Greenhouse about what the Biden administration can do to create good manufacturing jobs.

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Forbes.com, August 10, 2023
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Why The Assumption That Manufacturing Jobs Are “Good” Is Dead Wrong

“Made in the U.S.A.” tells you nothing about the quality of jobs manufacturers are creating domestically. JMA Co-Executive Director Madeline Janis talks about the decline of U.S. manufacturing jobs, and how community benefits agreements and good policy can change this.

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Harnessing the Power of Procurement: Issues, Considerations, and Best Practices to Advance Equity in the Contracting of PublicGoods and Services

The report from In the Public Interest and Local Progress mentions JMA’s U.S. Employment Plan as a way to weave equity into the procurement process. Harnassing-the-Power-of-Procurement-Report-July-2023Download

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World Resources Institute , August 31, 2023
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US Clean Energy Projects Need Public Buy-in. Community Benefits Agreements Can Help

The article mentions how JMA’s community benefits agreements and other project agreements can promote safe, equitable clean energy development and guaranteeing local benefits (like jobs and improved infrastructure) to garner support among nearby communities.

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Electrify NY Green Transit, Green Jobs Press Event

Elected officials, advocates and labor leaders held a Zoom event on August 31, 2023 to urge Gov. Hochul to add the comprehensive Green Transit, Green Jobs Bill to the executive budget. Speakers: Jay Mehta, Northeast Director at Jobs to Move

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Project Labor Agreement Resource Guide

JMA’s community benefits agreement with New Flyer is mentioned in the Department of Labor’s Project Labor, Community Workforce, and Community Benefits Agreements Resource Guide.

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In the Public Interest, May 4, 2023
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New public investments are creating new jobs. Let’s make sure they’re good ones.

In the Public Interest covered the essay JMA Co-Executive Director Madeline Janis co-wrote for the American Prospect about creating “industrial policy for all.”