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Balitmore Sun, September 18, 2013
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Maryland must make sure transit investments create jobs here

With unemployment rates at 7 percent statewide and much higher in Baltimore, it's clear we need to be innovative and think about how we can grow the manufacturing industry by creating jobs across all communities, particularly those that are low-income.

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The American Prospect, August 9, 2013
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The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy: A new model for American liberalism?

No matter the intended beneficiary, LAANE has prevailed with the same underlying argument: that the investment of public funds should yield public benefits.

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Next City, June 19, 2013
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Go local, labor groups tell Chicago Transit Authority

Chicago labor groups are pissed. And they have a right to be. The Montreal-based company Bombardier Transportation was awarded a $1.14 billion contract to build more than 700 train cars for the Chicago Transit Authority, and the local workforce has been left out.

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Progress Illinois, June 18, 2013
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Labor groups: Future CTA rail car makers must disclose local job details

The Chicago Federation of Labor and Chicago Jobs with Justice, among seven other groups, want new manufacturers of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) rail cars to lay out specific details about how many local jobs will be created before any contract is awarded.

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Chicago Tribune, June 17, 2013
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Groups call on CTA to require new rail car makers to detail future local jobs

Chicago labor and community groups on Monday called on the Chicago Transit Authority to require bidders on future rail car manufacturing contracts to submit detailed plans for creating local jobs.

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Pathways to Equity: Effective Transportation Career Partnerships

This report by the Transportation Learning Center examines two programs aimed at advancing equity by expanding access to quality careers in transportation.

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Program Area:
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Public Transit Procurement: A National Initiative to Promote Economic Prosperity and to Unite Communities, Workers and Business

This paper describes a national initiative to increase the quantity and improve the quality of U.S. manufacturing jobs related to the production of rail cars, clean buses and component parts used to operate public transit in the United States.

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LA Times, May 29, 2012
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LA’s lost opportunity for job creation

Public officials charged with expending precious tax dollars on equipment need to select companies that manufacture their products in the United States.