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CTA chooses manufacturer for newest-generation rail cars

CSR Sifang America proposal will create 170 jobs; Company will build new, $40 million assembly facility in Chicago Chicago— The Chicago Transit Board today awarded a contract for the newest generation of CTA rail cars—the 7000-series—continuing the unprecedented modernization of

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Illinois Jobs to Move America coalition offers workforce development expertise to railcar manufacturers vying for $2 billion Chicago Transit Authority contract

Chicago, IL — On Friday, June 5, the Illinois Jobs to Move America coalition will host an informational webinar with a panel of experts, to help major global railcar manufacturing companies demonstrate their commitment to good jobs, career tracks, training

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U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration hits Nippon Sharyo with 11 violations in Illinois factory

On Tuesday, April 28, the Illinois Jobs to Move America coalition – including dozens of Illinois community, faith, environmental and labor groups – will observe ​the 45th annual ​Workers Memorial Day and thank the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Delegation of 15 Illinois community, faith, labor leaders visits Nippon Sharyo railcar factory to express severe concerns over workplace hazards

On Monday, March 9, a delegation representing eight Chicago-area community, faith and labor organizations traveled to the Nippon Sharyo rail car factory in Rochelle, Illinois, to express in-person their grave concerns over alleged unhealthy and dangerous working conditions inside the

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OSHA complaints reveal dangerous, unhealthy working conditions at Nippon Sharyo railcar factory in Illinois

On Monday, November 10, members of the Illinois Jobs to Move America coalition spoke out against dangerous and unhealthy working conditions at a passenger train (railcar) factory in Rochelle, Illinois owned by Nippon Sharyo.  The coalition held a press conference

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Nippon Sharyo Railcar Manufacturing Workers Ask OSHA to Investigate Dangerous Plant Conditions

On Monday, November 10, workers will speak out against dangerous and unhealthy conditions in the Nippon Sharyo passenger train factory in Rochelle, IL, and announce the filing of U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) complaint. Workers at the plant

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Chicago Transit Authority restarts $2 billion railcar procurement with strong manufacturing job-creating approach

CHICAGO, IL – On July 24, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will restart its procurement of up to 846 railcars worth up to $2 billion with a new approach that can create thousands of