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Let’s Honor Rosa Parks by Creating Equity in Transit—For Riders and Workers

This Saturday is Transit Equity Day, which takes place on Rosa Parks’ birthday to honor her historic action to demand equality for public transit riders. Parks’ refusal to move to the back of a Montgomery, AL bus in 1955

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Jobs to Move America Stands with Black Workers Following Racist Remarks from Los Angeles City Council President

By Héctor Huezo, JMA California Director On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times and Knock LA reported on leaked recordings revealing racist, anti-Black, and reprehensible remarks made by City Council President Nury Martinez in conversation with Councilmembers Gil Cedillo and

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Indigenous peoples must have a seat at the table in electric vehicle mining negotiations

By Paola Rodelas, JMA Communications Director Mankayan, Philippines. Indigenous resistance against harmful development has benefited the local community, but continues to be a constant threat. Credit: Paola Rodelas I come from a family of miners–indigenous peoples who have lived

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Forbes, October 7, 2022
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‘Made In America’ Should Not Mean ‘Made Under Injustice’

The Biden administration is making historic investments in U.S. manufacturing–through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act, and by increasing domestic content requirements under

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Racism is in the Water in Jackson, But We Can’t Give Up on the South

By Angela Dawson, JMA Mississippi Community Engagement Coordinator What do Flint and Benton Harbor, MI and Jackson have in common? All three have a water crisis, all three are majority Black, all three have high poverty rates, and all three

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As Extreme Weather Increases, We Must Learn Lessons From Hurricane Katrina

By Lauren LaBorde, JMA Communications Specialist All the recent extreme weather events communities have been experiencing both in the U.S. and internationally has me thinking about Hurricane Katrina, the 17th anniversary of which was on Aug. 23. The date is

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AL.com, September 23, 2022
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Group calls for putting an end to alleged use of child labor at Hyundai suppliers

JMA is part of group of 24 regional and national labor, community, civil rights, faith and environmental justice groups calling on Hyundai to ensure that child labor is not being used in any of its supplier plants, as reports of

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Pathways to an Equitable and Just Energy Transition: Jobs and Workforce Development workshop

JMA Executive Director spoke on a panel about jobs and workforce development in The National Academies’ Pathways to an Equitable and Just Energy Transition workshop. Watch the session below: Jobs and Workforce Development Session from The National Academies on Vimeo

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How to Ensure Recent Federal Investments Benefit Workers and Communities

by Michael Lawliss, JMA Senior Policy Coordinator As states and cities begin to receive funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), President Biden signed off on two new laws that will continue the flow of federal funds

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Manufacturing Jobs for Women event

Para español: On July 27th, Jobs to Move America (JMA) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will host an event with the DOL Women’s Bureau National Director Wendy Chun-Hoon in Birmingham to discuss the benefits for women of new