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The New Republic, September 2, 2020
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Elon Musk thinks his treatment of workers is a “trade secret”

Kate Aronoff on why our wonky California legislative fight is a test of whether green jobs will be good jobs, too.

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A real recovery means standing up to corporate fraud

Right now, we have no real guarantee that our public investments will actually create the most public good for workers and communities.

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Superior Court judge allows False Claims Act case against largest bus manufacturer in North America to proceed

“Today, we sent a message to all corporations that we will not stand by and allow them to benefit from lucrative public contracts and not follow through with their commitments to good jobs. New Flyer has defrauded the taxpayers of California, and JMA will hold them accountable for that.”

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Diversity for Hire: Astroturfing, New Flyer, and the Transportation Diversity Council

How New Flyer and the Transportation Diversity Council are “astroturfing” worker and community demands for racial and economic justice.

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Take action: Demand public accountability in California

California needs to pass SB749 to hold companies accountable to their promises on job creation — and get the most out of the state's economic recovery.

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NPR/WUFT, July 1, 2020
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Why there’s little sunshine on many economic development deals in Florida — and beyond

In Los Angeles, transparency proved to be important for an economic development deal and contract between the city’s transit authority and a bus manufacturer. But it took a court battle to reveal the details to the public.

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Recovery from COVID-19? Not without real public oversight

California lawmakers will soon oversee billions of stimulus dollars and pass a state-level recovery package. But a loophole in the state’s public records law is preventing workers and communities from real recovery.

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Sunshine in California Public Contracts

We're fighting to bring transparency to public contracts in California.

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Legal, but despicable: Employers looking to cash in on stimulus checks

Corporate employers are pursuing nefarious tactics to cash in on the stimulus checks people receive from the federal government by docking workers’ pay.

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Alabama Political Reporter, April 2, 2020
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Turning the tide on corporate giveaways in the South

Jobs to Move America is building a research-action program, headquartered in Birmingham, to win sunshine and accountability policies in the South.