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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

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The South

LRAN Conference 2022: Building Power for Black and Brown Workers

JMA’s Mississippi Community Engagement Coordinator Angela Dawson and Southern Policy Manager Patricia Todd spoke at the 2022 Labor Research & Action Network Conference on June 21-22. Watch the video here:

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JMA Staff Reflects on the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

June was supposed to be a month of commemorating struggles for freedom with Juneteenth and Pride. But then on the last Friday of the month, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which dialed back freedoms for women and

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WLBT, July 1, 2022
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U.S. Secretary of Labor makes visit in Capital City to discuss ways to improve work conditions in the Magnolia State

U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visited Jackson State University (JSU) on Thursday, June 30 for a panel with labor officials and community organizers.

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We Still Have Work to Do to Win True Freedom for Workers

By Erica Iheme  I am a daughter of Alabama, born and raised. Before coming to JMA, I spent 17 years working as an organizer across the country before coming back home to take what I learned back to my community. 

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National League of Cities , June 6, 2022
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Empowering Cities to Use Federal Funds to Create Local Jobs

As the Biden administration begins to distribute infrastructure funding to states and cities, elected officials and contracting agencies will play a key role in using this money to create good-paying jobs for their communities. But one federal regulation is standing

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In the Public Interest , May 31, 2022
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In the Public Interest newsletter 5/31/22

In a major development with nationwide implications for fair employment and fair contracting, New Flyer, one of the U.S.’s largest bus manufacturers “has agreed to hire and promote more women and racial minorities, a deal that worker advocates say is