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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

July 29, 2016

Gov. Cuomo announces Request for Proposals for new, reimagined subway cars released

Madeline Janis, executive director of Jobs to Move America said, “By adopting the U.S. Employment Plan, the MTA has included a jobs disclosure and evaluation tool for the purchase of these trains that will improve New York’s transit system, create

May 21, 2019

A challenge to American business: fight for infrastructure spending, or suffer the consequences.

With a $2 trillion infrastructure package on the line, businesses need to step up and fight for the common good in the form of public infrastructure spending — or suffer the consequences,” writes Madeline Janis, executive director of Jobs to

May 14, 2019

How reverse-CPRA lawsuits harm the public’s right to know

Instead of receiving responses to their requests for government records under the California Public Records Act, some journalists and news outlets have been served with lawsuits seeking to keep records private. This disturbing trend — known as reverse-CPRA-lawsuits — is

May 1, 2019

How to keep the robots from taking our jobs

“Amid the public discussion of the changing nature of work and the possibility that computers and robots could displace more American workers, a crucial fact has largely escaped notice: Taxpayers are often subsidizing the transition to automation,” write Jose Garcia

April 26, 2019

ElectrifyNY activists seek state transition to fully electric vehicle fleets by 2040

ElectrifyNY, a coalition of environmental, transit, and social justice advocates, is calling for New York state and its municipalities to fully transition to electric vehicles by 2040.