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Live from APTA: Dept. of Transportation promotes second chances through manufacturing job training opportunities

This week the Jobs to Move America team is at APTA’s Annual Meeting 2015 in San Francisco to learn the latest in transportation trends and investing in our transit future, from workforce development to sustainability to high-speed rail. Yesterday we

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Illinois Jobs to Move America coalition offers workforce development expertise to railcar manufacturers vying for $2 billion Chicago Transit Authority contract

Chicago, IL — On Friday, June 5, the Illinois Jobs to Move America coalition will host an informational webinar with a panel of experts, to help major global railcar manufacturing companies demonstrate their commitment to good jobs, career tracks, training

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U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration hits Nippon Sharyo with 11 violations in Illinois factory

On Tuesday, April 28, the Illinois Jobs to Move America coalition – including dozens of Illinois community, faith, environmental and labor groups – will observe ​the 45th annual ​Workers Memorial Day and thank the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Comments on U.S. Department of Transportation Notice of Proposed Rulemaking DOT OST-2015-0013-0002

In 2015, JMA and 39 organizations submitted this letter to then Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, about strengthening geographic-based hiring preferences in federal transit awards related to equipment procurement.

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Delegation of 15 Illinois community, faith, labor leaders visits Nippon Sharyo railcar factory to express severe concerns over workplace hazards

On Monday, March 9, a delegation representing eight Chicago-area community, faith and labor organizations traveled to the Nippon Sharyo rail car factory in Rochelle, Illinois, to express in-person their grave concerns over alleged unhealthy and dangerous working conditions inside the

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National transportation expert and labor leader Ed Wytkind to receive LAANE City of Justice award

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, Los Angeles native Edward Wytkind will receive a City of Justice Award from the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). Mr. Wytkind is being recognized for his more than two decades of

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OSHA complaints reveal dangerous, unhealthy working conditions at Nippon Sharyo railcar factory in Illinois

On Monday, November 10, members of the Illinois Jobs to Move America coalition spoke out against dangerous and unhealthy working conditions at a passenger train (railcar) factory in Rochelle, Illinois owned by Nippon Sharyo.  The coalition held a press conference

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Telebriefing: city and state leaders harness $4.4 billion transportation spending for quality jobs, leading national shift

On September 30, experts in economics, sociology, and urban planning will convene a media telebriefing to discuss a new nationwide trend toward cities creating good manufacturing jobs through transportation spending.  Since July, three major U.S. transit purchases by Amtrak, Chicago

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Chicago Transit Authority restarts $2 billion railcar procurement with strong manufacturing job-creating approach

CHICAGO, IL – On July 24, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will restart its procurement of up to 846 railcars worth up to $2 billion with a new approach that can create thousands of

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World’s biggest railcar manufacturers learn about U.S. workforce development, prepare bids for Amtrak and California high-speed trains

On April 7, representatives of the world’s largest railcar manufacturing companies learned about best-practices in American workforce development, diversity, and outreach to disadvantaged workers via an informational webinar hosted by the Jobs to Move America coalition. The companies are preparing