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Fred Davenport WVTM 13 News, March 10, 2021
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Report: Calhoun County manufacturing workers facing low wages, unsafe working conditions, racial and gender discrimination

A research team at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville released a grim report on the experiences workers are facing at manufacturing plants in Anniston and Calhoun County.

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Anniston Star, March 10, 2021
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Survey of New Flyer employees shows concerns with racial equality, wage disparity

Alabama A&M released a survey Wednesday indicating worker dissatisfaction at the Anniston New Flyer bus manufacturing plant.

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Rocket City Now WZDX, March 10, 2021
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AAMU researchers reveal report on manufacturing industry in Alabama

Research shows workers reported earning below living wage, unpredictable schedules and forced overtime, unsafe working conditions, racial and gender discrimination.

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Alabama Political Reporter, March 10, 2021
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New study paints bleak picture of Alabama’s tradeoff of tax breaks for jobs

Big companies benefit at the expense of their employees and surrounding communities, researchers at Alabama A&M say.

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Alabama A&M: Are good jobs possible in the deep South?

This report, by Dr. Emily Erickson at Alabama A&M University, takes an in-depth look at the costs and benefits of the manufacturing industry’s growth by surveying workers across one city and residents living in the shadows of large manufacturing plants in Alabama.

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New York Times, March 9, 2021
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How Biden is trying to help working-class voters in red-state Alabama

The president’s support for the rights of unionizing Amazon workers delighted political organizers in Alabama who are hoping to build long-term Democratic momentum in a reliably red state.

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Los Angeles Times, March 5, 2021
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Editorial: One way Biden can help Black and Latino communities recover

"President Biden has repeatedly pitched a massive infrastructure spending plan as a way to create good jobs and address systemic racial inequities. But the president will never be able to achieve those goals as long as the government prohibits using federal dollars to encourage targeted local hiring," writes the LA Times Editorial Board.

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Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits releases solidarity video in support of Amazon workers in Bessemer

The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits released a video in solidarity with the workers organizing a union at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.

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Transit Equity Day: Why New Jersey’s public transit can’t wait

For the past four years on February 4, a network of transit rider unions, community organizations, environmental groups, and labor unions have organized Transit Equity Day — a national day of action to commemorate the birthday of Rosa Parks by

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How New York can lead on climate action, good jobs, and pandemic recovery

With Covid-19 cases soaring and many still struggling to make ends meet, New York needs to take swift and long-term action to put the health and safety of workers and communities over corporate profit.