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

“We all deserve better and Alabama is no exception. That’s why we’re excited to work with community leaders across the country to improve working conditions for workers in New Flyer plants in Alabama and across America," said Scott Douglas, a community member and head of the Greater Birmingham Ministries.

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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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National

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),

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Illinois

Chicago Good Jobs Pipeline

Our community-labor coalition is developing a jobs pipeline to train Chicagoans facing barriers to employment for jobs at CRRC, a railcar manufacturer in Chicago.

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Chicago Federation of Labor and JMA receive $4 million award for workforce development in Chicago

The Chicago Federation of Labor Workforce and Community Initiative and Jobs to Move America (JMA) are excited to announce they were part of a team that has received a $4 million award to focus on manufacturing workforce development in Chicago.