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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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New York / New Jersey

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.”

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Primer: Green Industrial Strategy for Just Transitions

The Climate + Community Project’s report mentions JMA’s U.S. Employment Plan as model legislation to leverage government purchasing power to support the development of a high-road electric vehicle manufacturing industry.

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Eno Center for Transportation, March 21, 2023
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Ensuring the Green Jobs are Good Jobs

The issue is that despite this booming industrial development, communities in the South continue to be chronically impoverished. Corporations take advantage of a system that includes some of the lowest wages in the nation, along with a relative lack

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Local Opportunities Coalition comment in response to Office of Management and Budget’s Request for Information

The Local Opportunities Coalition and supporting partners wrote a comment in response to the Office of Management and Budget’s Request for Information on how the Uniform Guidance can be updated or revised to give state and local recipients of federal