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The Tennessean, October 6, 2023
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The South — and its batteries — looms over the UAW strike

As the bourgeoning "battery belt" in the South becomes central to the UAW strike, JMA Southern Program Director Will Tucker discussed the manufacturing landscape in the region.

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CBS News, September 25, 2023
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Trump and Biden’s Michigan visits will present competing strategies for winning union voters

As Republicans exploit the UAW strike, JMA Co-Executive Director Madeline Janis we need to focus on how the transition to electric vehicles affects workers.

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Local Opportunities Campaign Summer 2023 Congressional Letter

Last week, a letter signed by 61 Members of Congress was sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in support of the Local Opportunities Campaign efforts to update current federal grant regulations, which are known as the Uniform

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Associated Press, September 16, 2023
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UAW strike exposes tensions between Biden’s goals of tackling climate change and supporting unions

In order to have a healthy economy, more people need to see themselves in jobs that help address climate change, says JMA Co-Executive Director Madeline Janis.

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The New York Times, September 16, 2023
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Battle Over Electric Vehicles Is Central to Auto Strike

The battle between UAW and Big 3 Automakers is a battle for setting the standards of the electric car industry. JMA’s Madeline Janis spoke about the set the importance of the UAW strike.

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The Atlantic , September 14, 2023
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Biden’s Labor-Climate Dilemma

It can be tricky balancing the needs of environmental groups and unions, but it can be done. JMA Co-Executive Director Madeline Janis spoke to the Atlantic's Steven Greenhouse about what the Biden administration can do to create good manufacturing jobs.

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Forbes.com, August 10, 2023
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Why The Assumption That Manufacturing Jobs Are “Good” Is Dead Wrong

“Made in the U.S.A.” tells you nothing about the quality of jobs manufacturers are creating domestically. JMA Co-Executive Director Madeline Janis talks about the decline of U.S. manufacturing jobs, and how community benefits agreements and good policy can change this.

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Harnessing the Power of Procurement: Issues, Considerations, and Best Practices to Advance Equity in the Contracting of PublicGoods and Services

The report from In the Public Interest and Local Progress mentions JMA’s U.S. Employment Plan as a way to weave equity into the procurement process. Harnassing-the-Power-of-Procurement-Report-July-2023Download

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World Resources Institute , August 31, 2023
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US Clean Energy Projects Need Public Buy-in. Community Benefits Agreements Can Help

The article mentions how JMA’s community benefits agreements and other project agreements can promote safe, equitable clean energy development and guaranteeing local benefits (like jobs and improved infrastructure) to garner support among nearby communities.