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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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Court orders largest bus manufacturer in North America to pay public interest group $170,000 in attorney’s fees

Los Angeles—The Los Angeles Superior Court has ordered the multi-billion dollar Canadian-based bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Inc. to pay public interest organization Jobs to Move America $170,000 in attorney’s fees. This is the latest development in a court battle

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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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Open government groups win court ruling that government contractors can’t hide information about the jobs they create

A coalition of open government organizations led by Jobs to Move America recently won a decision by the Los Angeles Superior Court (case #BC621090) that information related to jobs promises in a Los Angeles Metro contract with Canadian

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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

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Jobs to Move America holds “Know Your Rights” action in front of BYD headquarters

On Wednesday, January 27, the Jobs to Move America (JMA) coalition organized a “Know Your Rights” action in front of the Build Your Dreams Motor Company (BYD) headquarters in Los Angeles. The event sought to inform employees of their rights

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JMA to LA Metro on $1 billion purchase of heavy railcars: hold manufacturers accountable to creating good manufacturing jobs

LOS ANGELES — On May 29, 2015, Los Angeles Metro (LA Metro) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of up to 282 heavy-rail vehicles—a contract worth an estimated $1 billion. On Monday, January 11 2016, companies interested