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Union Provides Education and Equality for School Bus Manufacturing Worker

For Tanya Brown, a painter at electric school bus maker Thomas Built Buses in North Carolina, being in a union has helped her finish her degree and is creating equal opportunities for women in the workplace. College business courses are

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New America, February 13, 2023
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Reagan-era regulations hold back good jobs policies in states and cities

New America discusses how Uniform Guidance regulations inhibit state and municipal efforts to support job quality and worker power through infrastructure spending, and how a coalition led by JMA is working to change this.

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Let’s Honor Rosa Parks by Creating Equity in Transit—For Riders and Workers

This Saturday is Transit Equity Day, which takes place on Rosa Parks’ birthday to honor her historic action to demand equality for public transit riders. Parks’ refusal to move to the back of a Montgomery, AL bus in 1955

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Tax Notes, January 23, 2023
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A Closer Look at the Critical Minerals and Battery Components White Paper

The Treasury and the IRS released a white paper previewing their tax guidance on the Inflation Reduction Act’s EV tax credits. JMA recommends attaching good jobs standards to the rules.

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November 8, 2022
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The Electric School Bus Is the Climate Hero We Need

JMA California Director Héctor Huezo wrote the blog with Earthjustice’s Yasmine Agelidis how electric school buses are an opportunity to fight climate change, make healthy air for kids and create good jobs.

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“Good Jobs: Making the Most of Infrastructure Investments” Panel

New America hosted the panel on Oct. 24 to discuss the importance of using recent federal investments to create good jobs. JMA’s National Director, Miranda Nelson, was on the panel. Watch it below.

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Using Local and Economically-Targeted Hire to Promote Good Jobs Through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

by Michael Lawliss, JMA Senior Policy Coordinator We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build resilient infrastructure for the 21st century and benefit the communities that live near these projects. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as the Infrastructure Investment

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Indigenous peoples must have a seat at the table in electric vehicle mining negotiations

By Paola Rodelas, JMA Communications Director Mankayan, Philippines. Indigenous resistance against harmful development has benefited the local community, but continues to be a constant threat. Credit: Paola Rodelas I come from a family of miners–indigenous peoples who have lived

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Forbes, October 7, 2022
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‘Made In America’ Should Not Mean ‘Made Under Injustice’

The Biden administration is making historic investments in U.S. manufacturing–through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act, and by increasing domestic content requirements under