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Good jobs can break the crisis-recovery cycle

The bailout after the Great Recession led to a proliferation of low-quality, gig economy jobs. To recover from COVID-19, we can’t repeat the same mistakes.

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Workforce Equity Programs

Jobs to Move America is working across the country to develop apprenticeship programs and job pipelines that will ensure people who have historically been denied access to manufacturing careers have the necessary skills to obtain good, family-sustaining manufacturing jobs.

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Alabama community-labor coalition denounces New Flyer’s so-called diversity initiative

Today, bus manufacturer New Flyer of America released a document outlining a diversity initiative that the company is calling a “Community Benefits Framework.” The Framework includes a slate of wholly unenforceable, hollow promises on serious issues like diversity, health and

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Community Benefits Agreements

Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) are legally enforceable agreements between private companies and coalitions of community and labor groups that are used to secure a wide range of job standards and equity measures.

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Alabama community coalition asks bus manufacturing behemoth to negotiate first nationwide Community Benefits Agreement

New York – Representatives from a coalition of community, labor, civil rights, and environmental groups from Alabama delivered a letter to Chris Stoddart, the President of the bus division of New Flyer Industries this week, urging him to negotiate a

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California

BYD Apprenticeship Readiness Training

This pre-apprenticeship program will train people with systemic barriers to employment for clean, union jobs in the manufacturing industry.

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Inclusive Procurement and Contracting: Building a Field of Policy and Practice

This study, co-authored by Emerald Cities and PolicyLink, surveys the current landscape on inclusive procurement and contracting policies and practices in the infrastructure and construction industries.

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After rally, LA Metro committee supports permanent jobs and equity policy, creating a pathway to 22,000 jobs

Los Angeles – Following a rally with California Jobs to Move America in support of Metro Director and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ motion to adopt a Permanent U.S. Employment Plan Policy for Metro bus and rail car

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Electric buses are creating jobs in SoCal

An inside look into the Community Benefits Agreement between the JMA coalition, SMART union Local 105, and electric bus manufacturer BYD.

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Labor and community groups sign landmark agreement with electric bus manufacturer BYD in Los Angeles

BYD, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electric vehicles, commits to hiring 40 percent of its workers from populations facing significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, women, and African Americans. Los Angeles – Jobs to Move America (JMA),