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MarketWatch, May 24, 2022
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Jobs from Washington’s big infrastructure law will be ‘more fairly distributed’ thanks to this one provision, advocates say

Washington’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure law includes a provision allowing states and localities to do targeted hiring of local people and certain marginalized groups — language that’s critical, its supporters say, be“Congress, when they passed the infrastructure bill, took the really

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Washington Post, May 26, 2022
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Labor leaders hail bus maker pact to hire more women, minority workers

One of the nation’s largest bus manufacturers has agreed to hire and promote more women and racial minorities, a dealthat worker advocates say is a model for ensuring that federal funds to replace diesel buses with battery-powered buses boosts workers

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Streetsblog Chicago , April 14, 2022
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Pace piggybacks on Georgia e-bus order, approves Homewood facility upgrade funding

Marcos Feldman, senior researcher for Jobs to Move America, argued that, in the interest of ensuring job opportunities and economic benefits for marginalized communities, Pace should bid the project out.

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Sierra Club, March 25, 2022
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This Woman’s Work

Recently, I caught up with Erica Iheme, one of the leaders at Jobs to Move America (JMA). JMA is helping to coordinate the “Bamazon” union organizing campaign alongside RWDSU. JMA is a policy center that focuses on comprehensive public spending

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Associated Press, March 30, 2022
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Amazon, union organizers face off again in Alabama

Erica Iheme, deputy director of Jobs to Move America, said her organization honed its message from last year, going beyond pay. It visited barber shops, beauty shops and other places where Black residents frequented and distributed 6,000 flyers.

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The American Prospect , February 18, 2022
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In Bessemer and the South, Black Workers Hold the Key

Erica Iheme, a Birmingham-based organizer with the economic justice advocacy group Jobs to Move America, said that Amazon takes advantage of patterns set in the Jim Crow era.

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Alabama Political Reporter , February 14, 2022

Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits supports Amazon workers’ unionization drive

The union election is being rerun because a federal ruling found that Amazon’s misconduct tainted the outcome of the first election.

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The Nonprofit Quarterly , February 7, 2022

Green New Deal or Stale Old Tax-Break Scam? Getting Electric Vehicle Incentives Right

Jobs to Move America’s U.S. Employment Plan is mentioned as a way to build good jobs and equity into the public purchasing process.

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Investigative Post, January 28, 2022

CBA proponents here seeking first win

One of the architects of a groundbreaking 2001 CBA for the Staples Center in Los Angeles was a community activist and attorney named Madeline Janis, now executive director of Jobs to Move America, which advocates for investment in public