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Harnessing Government Spending to Revitalize Good Manufacturing Jobs

This report considers new ways in which government can play a role in revitalizing manufacturing, and brings to light new tools to ensure good jobs, inclusivity, and community benefits.

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September 9, 2016
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USPS should seriously consider letting Milwaukee build its new mail trucks

The Service and city government could work closely with REV Group to draft up a jobs creation program similar to Jobs to Move America’s U.S. Employment Plan (USEP).

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July 28, 2016
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MTA’s subway car RFP includes provision to encourage U.S. job creation

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) request for proposals (RFP) for the purchase of 1,025 new subway cars features a “U.S. employment plan,” which includes incentives aimed at encouraging manufacturers to create jobs, advocacy group Jobs to Move America (JMA) announced

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July 14, 2016
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The MTA can rescue suffering workers: Use the capital plan to create good jobs

The MTA capital plan offers us the means to get back on track. We can create opportunities for more manufacturing right here in New York, particularly in the New York City area, where the problems of income inequality are most

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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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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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CTA chooses manufacturer for newest-generation rail cars

CSR Sifang America proposal will create 170 jobs; Company will build new, $40 million assembly facility in Chicago Chicago— The Chicago Transit Board today awarded a contract for the newest generation of CTA rail cars—the 7000-series—continuing the unprecedented modernization of

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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