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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.

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Jobs to Move America calls on largest bus manufacturer in North America to protect workers as factories reopen

After New Flyer failed to heed workers’ frustrations with the company’s COVID-19 response, JMA sent a letter ahead of a shareholder meeting on May 7. NEW YORK, May 6, 2020 – As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, and thousands

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Good jobs can break the crisis-recovery cycle

The bailout after the Great Recession led to a proliferation of low-quality, gig economy jobs. To recover from COVID-19, we can’t repeat the same mistakes.

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Legal, but despicable: Employers looking to cash in on stimulus checks

Corporate employers are pursuing nefarious tactics to cash in on the stimulus checks people receive from the federal government by docking workers’ pay.

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New Flyer workers slam company for COVID-19 response

New Flyer put workers at risk of COVID-19, disregarding public health guidance. Now, the company is shutting down production and refusing to support workers.

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The New York Post, March 26, 2020
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Big state contractor New Flyer putting workers at risk of coronavirus

New Flyer sent workers to high-risk locations with no protective equipment, downplayed COVID-19, and refused to enforce social distancing.

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Alabama community-labor coalition denounces New Flyer’s so-called diversity initiative

Today, bus manufacturer New Flyer of America released a document outlining a diversity initiative that the company is calling a “Community Benefits Framework.” The Framework includes a slate of wholly unenforceable, hollow promises on serious issues like diversity, health and

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San Fernando Valley Business Journal, March 10, 2020
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Electric vehicle industry driving up salaries, report finds

Demand for skilled workers in Southern California’s electric vehicle industry is growing, driving up salaries and filling local training programs, according to a new report.

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USA Today, February 7, 2020
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‘American Factory’: Taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize worker mistreatment

We should not be doling out taxpayer gifts to companies that don’t meet basic standards like fair wages and safe working conditions.

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Alabama coalition and prominent Black union leaders send letters to New Flyer denouncing company’s phony diversity initiative

ANNISTON, ALABAMA—On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits – a coalition of workers and civil rights, faith, labor, and community groups – sent a letter to bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries denouncing the company’s recent announcement