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The Century Foundation , May 31, 2022
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Landmark Community Benefits Agreement with New Flyer Will Lift Workers in Two States

Jobs to Move America—which calls itself a “strategic policy center”—announced a landmark labor agreement on Thursday that seeks to create better jobs, increased opportunities, and greater diversity at New Flyer, North America’s largest producer of buses and also a major

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MarketWatch, May 24, 2022
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Jobs from Washington’s big infrastructure law will be ‘more fairly distributed’ thanks to this one provision, advocates say

Washington’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure law includes a provision allowing states and localities to do targeted hiring of local people and certain marginalized groups — language that’s critical, its supporters say, be“Congress, when they passed the infrastructure bill, took the really

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Washington Post, May 26, 2022
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Labor leaders hail bus maker pact to hire more women, minority workers

One of the nation’s largest bus manufacturers has agreed to hire and promote more women and racial minorities, a dealthat worker advocates say is a model for ensuring that federal funds to replace diesel buses with battery-powered buses boosts workers

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Major electric vehicle manufacturer signs first multi-state agreement with community and civil rights group for equitable hiring and good jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  JMA: Paola Rodelas (808) 333-4782 prodelas@jobstomoveamerica.org Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP: Michael Troncoso (619) 338-3821 MTroncoso@rgrdlaw.com LOS ANGELES AND BIRMINGHAM, May 26, 2022 – Jobs to Move America (“JMA”), Greater Birmingham Ministries (“GBM”), and New

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Elected Officials Must Act on Racist Violence in the U.S.

By Melanie Jamileh Prasad, JMA Legal Director I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York and want to share some thoughts about the shooting there this weekend. I carry a strong attachment and deep feeling of home to my

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Streetsblog Chicago , April 14, 2022
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Pace piggybacks on Georgia e-bus order, approves Homewood facility upgrade funding

Marcos Feldman, senior researcher for Jobs to Move America, argued that, in the interest of ensuring job opportunities and economic benefits for marginalized communities, Pace should bid the project out.

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Warehouse Workers for Justice Report Uplifts Need for Good Jobs and Clean Air in Joliet

This week, Warehouse Workers for Justice released its new report “For Good Jobs & Clean Air: How a Just Transition to Zero Emission Vehicles Can Transform Warehousing,” which details the impact of the booming warehouse and logistics industry on Will

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Sierra Club, March 25, 2022
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This Woman’s Work

Recently, I caught up with Erica Iheme, one of the leaders at Jobs to Move America (JMA). JMA is helping to coordinate the “Bamazon” union organizing campaign alongside RWDSU. JMA is a policy center that focuses on comprehensive public spending

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The American Prospect , February 18, 2022
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In Bessemer and the South, Black Workers Hold the Key

Erica Iheme, a Birmingham-based organizer with the economic justice advocacy group Jobs to Move America, said that Amazon takes advantage of patterns set in the Jim Crow era.