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Major electric vehicle manufacturer signs first multi-state agreement with community and civil rights group for equitable hiring and good jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  JMA: Paola Rodelas (808) 333-4782 prodelas@jobstomoveamerica.org Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP: Michael Troncoso (619) 338-3821 MTroncoso@rgrdlaw.com LOS ANGELES AND BIRMINGHAM, May 26, 2022 – Jobs to Move America (“JMA”), Greater Birmingham Ministries (“GBM”), and New

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Toward a New Procurement Law: Reclaiming Competition for the Common Good

Jobs to Move America and the UCLA Law School David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy are excited to invite you to our upcoming panel: Toward a New Procurement Law: Reclaiming Competition for the Common Good When: 

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Labor and community groups sign landmark Community Benefits Agreement with Proterra

The agreement with JMA and USW 675 commits Proterra to goal of hiring 50% of its workers from communities facing significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, women, and people of color.

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Electric bus manufacturer BYD Motors renews landmark community benefits agreement

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of electric vehicles, BYD, renewed its commitment to hiring 40% of its workers from populations facing significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, women, and African Americans.

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California Air Resources Board commits to zero emission buses and job creation in new rule

Los Angeles – The California Air Resources Board voted on Friday to mandate that all transit agencies in California operate 100 percent zero emission transit buses by 2040, and to use this transition to invest in workforce development training programs

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A pathway to 22,000 jobs: LA County Metro Board unanimously approves first-of-its-kind good jobs policy

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors unanimously adopted a motion to establish an agency-wide Good Jobs and Equity Policy that will cover billions of dollars of taxpayer-purchased trains, buses, and equipment today. The motion was

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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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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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Coalition to transit companies: create jobs with taxpayer-funded transit projects

Los Angeles – On Tax Day, April 18, the Jobs to Move America (JMA) coalition – including community, labor, civil rights, academic, philanthropic and environmental groups – held an action in front of the offices of the Los Angeles County

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JMA and Caltech celebrate International Women’s Day

Pasadena—Jobs to Move America (JMA) teamed up with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event showcased the “Women Can Build” photography exhibit, which reveals the overlooked contributions of skilled and hard-working women who are