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A Power Surge in the Deep South: New Flyer’s Alabama Plant Electrifies Labor Rights Movement

In a pace-setting victory for workers' rights and the advancement of a new, stronger, clean-energy economy, workers at New Flyer of America Inc. – the country’s largest manufacturer of electric transit buses – have announced the ratification of a life-changing union contract at the company’s plant in Anniston, Ala.

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Another EV Factory Has Unionized Boosting Labor’s Push In US South

The roughly 600 workers at the New Flyer factory formed a union with the Communications Workers of America earlier this year, joining a string of US organizing victories at its parent NFI Group Inc., North America’s biggest manufacturer of transit

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AL.com, May 14, 2024
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Alabama Mercedes-Benz union vote underway: What’s at stake in this historic labor fight?

Vote totals are expected to be available soon in the historic election that follows a whirlwind five months as union organizers signed up a majority of workers at the factory, which has been long resistant to union activity.

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Chicago Leaders Celebrate Pro-Worker Changes to Federal Guidelines

Contact:                                                                                                                               Jobs to Move America: Lauren LaBordellaborde@jobstomoveamerica.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago Leaders Celebrate Pro-Worker Changes to Federal Guidelines White House updates to Uniform Grants Guidance include lifting 40-year ban on local hire.  CHICAGO, IL – Today, Chicago Ald. Mike

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Nonprofit Quarterly , April 17, 2024
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Why Philanthropy Must Support Labor Justice

Jobs to Move America is advancing the community benefits agreement model, worker standards boards, and other innovative tools that advance worker rights, good living wages, and green jobs where unions don’t exist yet. These models are built for real

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National League of Cities , April 8, 2024
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Big Day for NLC and Municipal Governments: Final Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Grants Guidance Released

The White House announced the final Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Grants Guidance, which is designed to create a streamlined set of rules and regulations for federal grants that ensure. The announcement brings a big win for

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White House Empowers Local Economies with Update to Federal Guidelines

Coalition-driven updates to Uniform Grants Guidance include lifting 40-year ban on local hire. Contact:                                                                                                                             Jobs to Move America: Lauren LaBorde(504) 289-1626 llaborde@jobstomoveamerica.org JMA Deputy Director Miranda Nelson spoke at the White House event announcing the updated Uniform Grants Guidance. Following

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WBHM, February 17, 2024
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How Birmingham reflects an entwined struggle for civil and labor rights

JMA Co-Executive Director Erica Iheme talks about how Black history is a history of labor rights in Alabama.

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The Law and Political Economy Project , January 10, 2024
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Reclaiming the Progressive Potential of Procurement

A longstanding misinterpretation of procurement law keeps cities and states from using federal money to advance local policy goals. JMA’s Madeline Janis and UCLA School of Law Professor of Legal Ethics Scott Cummings on how groups like our Local Opportunities