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A Power Surge in the Deep South: New Flyer’s Alabama Plant Electrifies Labor Rights Movement

In a pace-setting victory for workers' rights and the advancement of a new, stronger, clean-energy economy, workers at New Flyer of America Inc. – the country’s largest manufacturer of electric transit buses – have announced the ratification of a life-changing union contract at the company’s plant in Anniston, Ala.

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Another EV Factory Has Unionized Boosting Labor’s Push In US South

The roughly 600 workers at the New Flyer factory formed a union with the Communications Workers of America earlier this year, joining a string of US organizing victories at its parent NFI Group Inc., North America’s biggest manufacturer of transit

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AL.com, May 14, 2024
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Alabama Mercedes-Benz union vote underway: What’s at stake in this historic labor fight?

Vote totals are expected to be available soon in the historic election that follows a whirlwind five months as union organizers signed up a majority of workers at the factory, which has been long resistant to union activity.

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Chicago Leaders Celebrate Pro-Worker Changes to Federal Guidelines

Contact:                                                                                                                               Jobs to Move America: Lauren LaBordellaborde@jobstomoveamerica.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago Leaders Celebrate Pro-Worker Changes to Federal Guidelines White House updates to Uniform Grants Guidance include lifting 40-year ban on local hire.  CHICAGO, IL – Today, Chicago Ald. Mike

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The New York Times, April 20, 2024
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Could the Union Victory at VW Set Off a Wave?

By voting to join the United Automobile Workers, Volkswagen workers in Tennessee have given the union something it has never had: a factory-wide foothold at a major foreign automaker in the South. Madeline Janis, co-executive director of Jobs to Move

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Federal News Network , April 19, 2024
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Biden Administration tweaks regulations for how states, cities can use federal funding

Federal News Network’s Eric White spoke on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the assistant director for policy at the union-oriented Jobs to Move America, Valerie Lizarraga, about a recent update by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

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The Fuller Project, March 21, 2024
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Nearly Three Decades of Data on Women in Construction is Missing — Here’s How That Could Change

“We cannot count on any private company, which is focused on the bottom line to, on its own, implement these national priorities, like hiring more women,” said Madeline Janis, executive director of labor organization Jobs to Move America. “If there

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White House Empowers Local Economies with Update to Federal Guidelines

Coalition-driven updates to Uniform Grants Guidance include lifting 40-year ban on local hire. Contact:                                                                                                                             Jobs to Move America: Lauren LaBorde(504) 289-1626 llaborde@jobstomoveamerica.org JMA Deputy Director Miranda Nelson spoke at the White House event announcing the updated Uniform Grants Guidance. Following

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The Times-Union, March 22, 2024
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Commentary: Green Transit, Green Jobs bill supports New York’s goals for climate and economy

The Green Transit, Green Jobs bill will help New York take a massive step toward a clean transportation sector while creating family-sustaining jobs for workers in communities that need them the most. 

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syracuse.com, March 5, 2024
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Labor leaders: Demand a better Micron deal

Microchip companies seeking public funding from the CHIPS and Science Act need to do better in creating good jobs for local communities.