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National, The South

Diversity for Hire: Astroturfing, New Flyer, and the Transportation Diversity Council

How New Flyer and the Transportation Diversity Council are “astroturfing” worker and community demands for racial and economic justice.

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Governing, July 13, 2020
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The route to infrastructure that benefits communities

States and localities will need the full range of tools to recover economically. That calls for federal policies that tap infrastructure-building’s power to boost local jobs and small-business growth, writes national program director Christy Veeder.

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Reopening the economy makes us martyrs to economic growth

If our leaders valued human life in the same way they value corporate growth, we would have been able to control losses from the pandemic and survive lockdown.

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Forge Organizing, June 24, 2020
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Black Workers Matter: How defunding police could create thousands of good jobs for Black communities

Our research shows how divesting from policing could build clean transit systems in Black neighborhoods and create thousands of good jobs in the process.

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June 22, 2020
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Harlem’s Rep. Adriano Espaillat secures multiple wins in critical House transportation bill

A five-year bill to improve and increase federal investment in transportation infrastructure programs features our signature good jobs and equity policy, the U.S. Employment Plan.

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National, California

Climate Smart Ports Act

The legislation would green the country's ports, fight climate change, and create good green jobs.

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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 listen to workers' frustrations with the company's COVID-19 response, Jobs to Move America sent a letter ahead of a company shareholder meeting.

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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.