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This Earth Day, Let’s Invest in Workers

Today is Earth Day, and this year’s theme is “invest in our planet.” This call is more urgent than ever—the latest report from the group of scientists considered the international experts on climate change warns the moment is “now

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New York needs to Go Green

By Dan Maloney – President, Rochester and Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO In New York, we have the opportunity to tackle climate change and address the current 4.9% unemployment rate. We can build a strong future with green energy

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Letter to OMB on Uniform Guidance Updates – April 2022

Representative Bass, Senator Gillibrand, and Senator Duckworth led a letter signed by 73 of their Congressional colleagues in support of Jobs to Move America’s local hire campaign

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Warehouse Workers for Justice Report Uplifts Need for Good Jobs and Clean Air in Joliet

This week, Warehouse Workers for Justice released its new report “For Good Jobs & Clean Air: How a Just Transition to Zero Emission Vehicles Can Transform Warehousing,” which details the impact of the booming warehouse and logistics industry on Will

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Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits Believes Strong Community Support Gave Amazon Bessemer Unionization Drive a Boost

BIRMINGHAM, April 1, 2022 – The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits released the following statement on the Amazon unionization drive in Bessemer: Alongside the Amazon Bessemer workers, we are eagerly waiting for the result of their union election which hinges

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Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits Drives Successful Community Education Program on Workers’ Rights, Amazon Unionization

Our community canvassers, like the volunteers pictured above from the National Black Worker Center, initiated conversations about workers’ rights and the Amazon workers’ unionizing. BIRMINGHAM, March 31, 2022 – The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits just wrapped up an intensive

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Sierra Club, March 25, 2022
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This Woman’s Work

Recently, I caught up with Erica Iheme, one of the leaders at Jobs to Move America (JMA). JMA is helping to coordinate the “Bamazon” union organizing campaign alongside RWDSU. JMA is a policy center that focuses on comprehensive public spending

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Associated Press, March 30, 2022
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Amazon, union organizers face off again in Alabama

Erica Iheme, deputy director of Jobs to Move America, said her organization honed its message from last year, going beyond pay. It visited barber shops, beauty shops and other places where Black residents frequented and distributed 6,000 flyers.

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The American Prospect , February 18, 2022
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In Bessemer and the South, Black Workers Hold the Key

Erica Iheme, a Birmingham-based organizer with the economic justice advocacy group Jobs to Move America, said that Amazon takes advantage of patterns set in the Jim Crow era.