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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.

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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