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Good Jobs Policies

We start from one core belief: that public goods should create the most public good.  In practice, this means that the billions of public dollars our government spends every year to invest in public goods like transit, infrastructure, education, and

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New York / New Jersey

Manufacturing Careers Policy at the MTA

We’re advocating for a good jobs and equity policy at the nation's largest transportation agency: New York's MTA.

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

“We all deserve better and Alabama is no exception. That’s why we’re excited to work with community leaders across the country to improve working conditions for workers in New Flyer plants in Alabama and across America," said Scott Douglas, a community member and head of the Greater Birmingham Ministries.

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The South

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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Column: ‘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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Illinois

Contracting Careers Opportunity Policy Ordinance at CTA

CTA will be the second transit agency nationally and the largest agency to apply our signature good jobs policy, the USEP, to its major procurements.

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Column: 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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Column: 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.