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New York Times, March 18, 2021
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Amazon says it pays Alabama workers well; other local employers pay more

A survey of about 100 workers at the NFI plant by Emily Erickson, a professor at Alabama A&M University, found that white workers earned about $3 an hour more than Black workers on average.

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Louisville Business First, March 16, 2021
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Louisville-area manufacturer faces unfair labor practices complaint

The National Labor Relations Board, a federal agency that enforces labor laws in relation to collective bargaining and unfair labor practices, has issued a complaint against Shepherdsville, Kentucky-based KMG Fabrication Inc., doing business as New Flyer of America.

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Fred Davenport WVTM 13 News, March 10, 2021
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Report: Calhoun County manufacturing workers facing low wages, unsafe working conditions, racial and gender discrimination

A research team at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville released a grim report on the experiences workers are facing at manufacturing plants in Anniston and Calhoun County.

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Anniston Star, March 10, 2021
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Survey of New Flyer employees shows concerns with racial equality, wage disparity

Alabama A&M released a survey Wednesday indicating worker dissatisfaction at the Anniston New Flyer bus manufacturing plant.

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Rocket City Now WZDX, March 10, 2021
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AAMU researchers reveal report on manufacturing industry in Alabama

Research shows workers reported earning below living wage, unpredictable schedules and forced overtime, unsafe working conditions, racial and gender discrimination.

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Alabama Political Reporter, March 10, 2021
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New study paints bleak picture of Alabama’s tradeoff of tax breaks for jobs

Big companies benefit at the expense of their employees and surrounding communities, researchers at Alabama A&M say.

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New York Times, March 9, 2021
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How Biden is trying to help working-class voters in red-state Alabama

The president’s support for the rights of unionizing Amazon workers delighted political organizers in Alabama who are hoping to build long-term Democratic momentum in a reliably red state.

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Los Angeles Times, March 5, 2021
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Editorial: One way Biden can help Black and Latino communities recover

"President Biden has repeatedly pitched a massive infrastructure spending plan as a way to create good jobs and address systemic racial inequities. But the president will never be able to achieve those goals as long as the government prohibits using federal dollars to encourage targeted local hiring," writes the LA Times Editorial Board.

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Streetsblog Chicago, March 4, 2021
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CTA, peer transit agencies urge Biden administration to end local hiring ban

Transit officials, mayors and community activists from Chicago and elsewhere in the country called on the Biden administration to end long-standing federal regulations dictating that any construction project that uses federal funds can’t favor local companies and residents when it comes to issuing bids and hiring.

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WAER (Syracuse NPR) , March 2, 2021
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Walsh and labor advocate push for more local jobs for I-81 project

Syracuse’s Mayor Ben Walsh and a local jobs advocate are lending their voices to a move to allow more local workers to take part in federally funded public works projects. Jobs to Move America is trying to lift a 30-year-old ban on any geographic hiring requirements in road, bridge or other projects that get federal money.