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Virtual Event: Is a New Southern Worker Movement Possible?

Raising awareness and funds for JMA’s vision to build the new worker movement in the South When + WhereThursday, November 4, 2021 4 p.m. Pacific | 6 p.m. Central | 7 p.m. EasternVirtual Zoom event You’re invited to a virtual event

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AL Politics This Week, September 3, 2021
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AL Politics This Week: Dark Days (Guest: Former State Rep. Patricia Todd)

Former state Rep. Patricia Todd Zooms in to discuss Alabama tax dollars being given away secretly to major companies. 

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The Voice of Alabama Politics, September 5, 2021
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The V – September 5, 2021 – Guest: Former State Rep. Patricia Todd

Jobs to Move America Southern Policy Manager Patricia Todd appears on The V to discuss our report on Alabama’s corporate tax giveaways.

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The Valley Labor Report, August 21, 2021
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Alabama’s $4 Billion in Corporate Giveaways with Patricia Todd

Jobs to Move America’s Southern Policy Director spoke to The Valley Labor Report about her new report on Alabama’s corporate tax giveaways.

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Alabama Political Reporter, August 13, 2021
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Alabama’s corporate subsidies cost $4 billion over three decades, report says

A report released Wednesday by Jobs to Move America calls Alabama’s system for corporate tax incentives “exactly the wrong way” to improve the state’s economy, citing $4 billion in giveaways between 1993 and 2020 with scant information about what taxpayers have received in return.

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Associated Press, August 12, 2021
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Group: state taxpayers left in dark on industrial incentives

Alabama hands out millions of dollars in industrial incentives for the purpose of luring jobs to the state, but taxpayers are too often left in the dark about the deals and what the state ultimately gets in return, a new report from an advocacy group said.

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Alabama Political Reporter, August 11, 2021
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Report: Alabama’s incentives to businesses lack transparency, accountability

The report published Tuesday highlights Alabama’s secretive incentives for businesses, and urges lawmakers to improve transparency and hold businesses accountable for promises made about job creation and wages.

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The Hidden Costs of Alabama’s Tax Incentives

Between 1993 and 2020, Alabama gave away $4 billion in tax incentives to corporations like Amazon, Mercedes, Toyota and Google to incentivize job creation. But those giveaways were made with little to no transparency and accountability—and with often questionable return

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Forbes, December 17, 2020
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Amazon gets billions while state and local government budgets collapse

Government subsidies should should require strong labor standards—good jobs for local residents and excluded groups, unionized whenever possible.