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Capital & Main, October 22, 2013
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Chicago gets rolling toward good American jobs

CTA’s addendum to its Invitation for Bids encourages companies to develop comprehensive American jobs plans and follow through to create them if awarded the contract – a move that could create as many as 20,000 good American manufacturing and related jobs.

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Chicago Tribune, October 21, 2013
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CTA encourages bidders for rail car deal to detail US job creation

The CTA is asking manufacturers bidding on a potential $2 billion rail car contract to disclose any plans about new jobs they might create in the U.S.

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Chicago Tribune, October 20, 2013
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CTA will quietly nudge rail car bidders to hire Americans

The request for a disclosure on an American jobs plan is not a requirement by the CTA, but it is the first time the transit agency has asked bidders to voluntarily submit such information.

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HuffPost, October 20, 2013
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Thinking outside our economic box: How transit investments can get U.S. manufacturing moving again

This Labor Day, let’s renew our commitment to getting out of the box and building a new economy where everyone wins.

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Mass Transit, October 18, 2013
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CTA asks manufacturers of $2 billion rapid transit cars to disclose American jobs plans for first time

On Oct. 17, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced it will ask companies vying for a $2 billion contract to manufacture 854 new rapid transit cars to provide specific information on how many jobs they plan to create in America and how they will generate opportunities for American workers, for the first time.

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California Labor Federation, October 11, 2013
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Are American transit manufacturers afraid of American jobs?

Manufacturing companies may be afraid of American jobs, but the Jobs to Move America coalition is not. In the months ahead, our campaign will continue to ask public transit agencies to invest billions of American tax dollars into good jobs, opportunities and factories, right here in America.

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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.