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How New York can lead on climate action, good jobs, and pandemic recovery

With Covid-19 cases soaring and many still struggling to make ends meet, New York needs to take swift and long-term action to put the health and safety of workers and communities over corporate profit.

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Our CBA with electric bus builder Proterra

In December 2020, Jobs to Move America signed our third Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with electric bus manufacturer Proterra and United Steelworkers Local 675 (USW 675).

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Yahoo Finance, December 23, 2020
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Labor and community groups sign landmark Community Benefits Agreement with Proterra

EV bus manufacturer and technology provider commits to goal of hiring 50% of its workers from communities facing significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, women, and people of color.

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Labor and community groups sign landmark Community Benefits Agreement with Proterra

The agreement with JMA and USW 675 commits Proterra to goal of hiring 50% of its workers from communities facing significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, women, and people of color.

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Tribute to Larry Willis

Working people lost a long time friend and warrior last Sunday with the death of Larry Willis, the President of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO (TTD), one of the organizations that helped to found JMA.

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Red Green and Blue, October 29, 2020
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Culver City, CA stands up to Big Oil, votes to phase out drilling in largest urban oil field in U.S.

In a year of record fires, record heat, and the coronavirus, the City Council of Culver City, the site of the largest urban oil field in the U.S, voted on October 26 to phase out oil drilling.

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AL.com, October 12, 2020
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Questioning New Flyer’s workforce development program

"What we deserve is a real CBA, negotiated word by word, not a phony “framework” dictated by a New York firm. If New Flyer is really committed to its workers and our community, then it should sit down with our coalition to do a CBA the right way," writes Southern Director Erica Iheme.

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Clean Technica, October 7, 2020
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Electric bus manufacturing workforce training launched in Los Angeles

Are you excited about the large-scale arrival of electric buses? Are you uplifted by the promise of cleaner air on our streets and at our kids’ schools? Do you want to help produce those electric buses? In Los Angeles, you can now learn how to do so.

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LA County WDACS, Proterra, United Steelworkers Local 675, and community groups announce historic electric bus manufacturing and workforce partnerships

“Making workers and communities true partners in the transition to zero-emission transit is a way to ensure that the growing clean economy does not leave behind working families from earning high, family-sustaining wages in a safe work environment with high labor standards,” said Héctor Martin Huezo, Senior Workforce Equity Coordinator at Jobs to Move America.

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Policy for the people: A teach-in about our good jobs policy at the Chicago Transit Authority

There is no better time than now to ensure that every public dollar we spend creates as many good jobs as possible for working people in Chicago and across the U.S., especially for those who have faced the most barriers to employment.