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U.S. Employment Plan

The U.S. Employment Plan (USEP) is our customizable, federally-approved policy tool that builds good jobs and equity into the public purchasing process.

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Alabama community coalition asks bus manufacturing behemoth to negotiate first nationwide Community Benefits Agreement

New York – Representatives from a coalition of community, labor, civil rights, and environmental groups from Alabama delivered a letter to Chris Stoddart, the President of the bus division of New Flyer Industries this week, urging him to negotiate a

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Good Jobs Everywhere: Why Manufacturing Jobs Should Advance Equity and Strengthen Communities

Jobs to Move America released this white paper documenting the results of interviews with New Flyer workers and preliminary findings from an academic study of manufacturing workers across Alabama and Mississippi by Alabama A&M University’s (AAMU).

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‘American Factory’ tells an all too familiar story

Netflix is airing a new documentary, “American Factory,” which tells an important and powerful story. Spoiler alert: the ending is not a triumphant one for the workers. But better endings do, in fact, exist.

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Let’s electrify public buses without throwing workers under the bus

A large-scale transition to electric buses is a logical way to meet these emissions targets and clean our air. Now it’s time to get serious about making that transition work for everyone.

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Congress takes a first step to give second chances, manufacturers should follow

While many consider the First Step Act to be just that -- a first step -- the bill may also contain important lessons for manufacturers looking to solve the sector’s ongoing recruitment crisis.

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Fear on the factory floor is bad for business

In the past 20 years, U.S. manufacturing jobs have become more insecure and precarious.

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Manufacturers have a recruiting problem. So why aren’t they hiring more women?

Despite the fact that women represent 51.4 percent of adults in the U.S., they hold only seven percent of middle-skilled manufacturing jobs.

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JMA provides public comment on draft DOT strategic plan

Jobs to Move America (JMA) respectfully submits the following comments to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding the DOT’s strategic plan for FY 2018-2022 and Request for Public Comment, Docket Number DOT-OST-2009-0092. Jobs to Move America is a non-profit

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Coalition rallies to demand CEO of New Flyer provide safer working conditions

Los Angeles – The Jobs to Move America Coalition held a rally outside Los Angeles County Transportation Authority (Metro) headquarters to announce the delivery of an “open letter” to the CEO of New Flyer Industries, Paul Soubry, outlining