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Virtual Event: Is a New Southern Worker Movement Possible?

Raising awareness and funds for JMA’s vision to build the new worker movement in the South When + WhereThursday, November 4, 2021 4 p.m. Pacific | 6 p.m. Central | 7 p.m. EasternVirtual Zoom event You’re invited to a virtual event

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This Labor Day, thank workers by supporting the PRO Act

Labor Day is a day that celebrates workers in the U.S., and that’s more important this year than ever. Due to the ongoing pandemic, hundreds of thousands of workers have lost their jobs.

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In These Times, August 18, 2021
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Workers of Color at Major Electric Bus Company Allege Widespread Racism on the Job

Current and former employees at New Flyer say that they have faced a pattern of racial discrimination at the company’s manufacturing plants in California and Alabama.

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Letter: Complaint About Discriminatory Practices at New Flyer of America Inc.

Current and former employees of New Flyer of America release a letter detailing racism and discrimination they experienced at work.

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Toward a New Procurement Law: Reclaiming Competition for the Common Good

About the panelPanelists presented a groundbreaking new analysis of federal procurement law to reveal how regulatory changes can transform the U.S. economy by directing federal resources for physical, social and climate-related infrastructure to rebuild high-road American businesses and create good jobs

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CNET, March 29, 2021
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Amazon’s union vote: What the election at an Alabama warehouse could mean

Iheme, the community organizer, said Amazon workers deserve to have enough energy to function outside of work. If warehouse employees aren't "exhausted when they get off work," or running off to a second job to make ends meet, they can be better parents. They might also get involved in the community and even take vacations to other parts of the state, she added, all of which would be good for Bessemer and the state's economy. "When you have that time to invest in your home," she said, "you have that time to invest in your community."

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Solidarity with Asian American communities across the country

Jobs to Move America grieves the lives of the eight people, including six Asian women, murdered in Atlanta this week and the thousands of Asian-Americans that have been targeted in hate incidents over the past year alone.  We stand in

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End the ‘Alabama discount’

From the Amazon workers organizing a union in Bessemer to our coalition’s campaign for a Community Benefits Agreement with nearby bus manufacturer New Flyer, workers and communities are coming together to demand dignity and respect.

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New York Times, March 18, 2021
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Amazon says it pays Alabama workers well; other local employers pay more

A survey of about 100 workers at the NFI plant by Emily Erickson, a professor at Alabama A&M University, found that white workers earned about $3 an hour more than Black workers on average.