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July 7, 2016
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Investing in public transit lifts up working people

Access to reliable, affordable public transportation is a gateway to a better quality of life that comes from good jobs, quality public education and other public services. For the millions of Americans who can’t afford a vehicle, a simple bus

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June 21, 2016
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‘Women Can Build: Re-Envisioning Rosie’ art exhibit highlights working women at White House summit

On June 14, 5,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., for the first-ever White House Summit focused on gender equity.

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Coalition to transit companies: create jobs with taxpayer-funded transit projects

Los Angeles – On Tax Day, April 18, the Jobs to Move America (JMA) coalition – including community, labor, civil rights, academic, philanthropic and environmental groups – held an action in front of the offices of the Los Angeles County

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JMA and Caltech celebrate International Women’s Day

Pasadena—Jobs to Move America (JMA) teamed up with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event showcased the “Women Can Build” photography exhibit, which reveals the overlooked contributions of skilled and hard-working women who are

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Dept. of Transportation Secretary Foxx to transit officials: Maximize impact of $305 Billion FAST Act to create U.S. jobs

Late last year, President Barack Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (Fast Act) approving $305 billion in transportation spending. The Act includes a number of provisions, including a 10 percent increase in Buy America transit requirements meant to

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Jobs to Move America holds “Know Your Rights” action in front of BYD headquarters

On Wednesday, January 27, the Jobs to Move America (JMA) coalition organized a “Know Your Rights” action in front of the Build Your Dreams Motor Company (BYD) headquarters in Los Angeles. The event sought to inform employees of their rights

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JMA to LA Metro on $1 billion purchase of heavy railcars: hold manufacturers accountable to creating good manufacturing jobs

LOS ANGELES — On May 29, 2015, Los Angeles Metro (LA Metro) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of up to 282 heavy-rail vehicles—a contract worth an estimated $1 billion. On Monday, January 11 2016, companies interested

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Doing The People’s Business

This study from the Volcker Alliance explores the state of the public procurement workforce.

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New study examines real impact of “Buy America” and other public procurement initiatives

Washington, D.C. – The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Jobs to Move America, a national coalition uniting more than 50 community, faith, labor, and civil rights organizations, released a new report about opportunities for American job creation through transportation

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Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing Through Public Procurement Policies

This seminal study advances a policy framework capable of supporting a major revival of the U.S. manufacturing sector with a focus on expanding good job oppotunities for workers.