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AL.com, October 12, 2020
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Questioning New Flyer’s workforce development program

"What we deserve is a real CBA, negotiated word by word, not a phony “framework” dictated by a New York firm. If New Flyer is really committed to its workers and our community, then it should sit down with our coalition to do a CBA the right way," writes Southern Director Erica Iheme.

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Antelope Valley Press, September 12, 2020
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Jobs firm, BYD extend benefits agreement

Electric bus manufacturer BYD Jobs to Move America’s coalition in California have renewed their community benefits agreement, reaffirming BYD’s commitment to creating pathways into good manufacturing jobs for underrepresented and underserved populations.

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Electric bus manufacturer BYD Motors renews landmark community benefits agreement

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of electric vehicles, BYD, renewed its commitment to hiring 40% of its workers from populations facing significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, women, and African Americans.

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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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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.