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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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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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California

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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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.

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November 9, 2016
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How an innovative plan helped a veteran find work building railcars

Many veterans struggle to find good-paying jobs after their service. Kristian was hoping to find a manufacturing job, but the industry that fueled the middle class for so many decades is a shell of what it once was, leaving people

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Workforce development webinar educates bus manufacturers

Los Angeles — Representatives of bus manufacturing companies joined community and labor groups on Thursday to learn about best practices in workforce development, achieving workforce diversity, and outreach to underserved workers in a webinar hosted by Jobs to Move America

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September 23, 2016
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Transit investments can transform communities

Before investing in their communities, public transit agencies must ensure that all customers will benefit, transportation consultant Beverly A. Scott said at a Sept. 12 session she moderated, “Transforming Lives and Communities: The Power of Transportation Investment.”