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November 19, 2019

Unionizing L.A. bus workers and their CEO come together over fighting climate change

“Our coalition coalesces around this idea that a company that relies on public contracts to build up their business should be accountable for creating community benefits in that process,” says Hector Huezo, in the Los Angeles Times.

October 24, 2019

How New York could make better jobs in Alabama

A new campaign wants city transit authorities to enforce stronger agreements for workers as they contract with a manufacturer in the South.

October 17, 2019

Job equity group targets New Flyer’s southern U.S. plant

New Flyer’s southern U.S. operations are coming under increasing scrutiny by community activists who say the company has not lived up to promises it made after receiving incentives to set up operations there, writes Martin Cash in the Winnipeg Free

August 28, 2019

American Factory tells an all too familiar story

“We’ve seen it over and over: when workers and community members join together to demand dignity and respect, they can achieve the goal of shared prosperity that should be the basis for all of these agreements in the first place.

September 27, 2019

What the GM strikers teach us about government subsidies

“What GM is teaching us is that government subsidies and tax credits should not be a handshake deal. Ultimately, taxpayers are footing the bill. Our government – at federal, state and local levels – must ensure that public money is

September 6, 2019

CTA looks to create good jobs and racial fairness even as it grows

The CTA’s move to create training and career pathways for workers from marginalized communities is proof we don’t have to choose between tackling infrastructure issues or racial wealth gap, writes Jacky Grimshaw, Jobs to Move America board member, in the

September 2, 2019

Labor Day hope: transparency in public works contracts

A proposed California law would compel companies seeking public contracts to deliver the high-quality wages that they promise. “Detailed information about our public contracts in California are difficult to track down,” said Abhilasha Bhola, California senior policy coordinator at JMA,

August 21, 2019

Sure, watch ‘American Factory.’ But don’t think that all Chinese factories are like the one in the film

“When it comes to the treatment of workers and the protection of the environment, any company anywhere can choose to be a good actor or a bad one — and left unchecked, they often choose the latter. In my experience,

August 9, 2019

Fraud case against bus maker shows risks of pay promises in city contracts

“In its complaint, Jobs to Move America contends that New Flyer submitted at least two types of false information to L.A. Metro. The company stated in its proposal that more than 90 percent of its new jobs in California would

July 30, 2019

Let’s electrify public buses without throwing workers under the bus

“Here’s the thing: electric buses are coming. That much is certain. But how electric buses will be deployed en masse is another story, one that’s still unfolding. Will cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles that have committed to