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Jobs to Move America Joins Growing Trend of U.S. Non-Profits Unionizing

LOS ANGELES, January 15, 2020 — Reflecting a growing trend of unionization among the nation’s over twelve million non-profit employees, Jobs to Move America (JMA) employees and management announced today that they have signed a voluntary agreement recognizing the formation

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Alabama community coalition asks bus manufacturing behemoth to negotiate first nationwide Community Benefits Agreement

New York – Representatives from a coalition of community, labor, civil rights, and environmental groups from Alabama delivered a letter to Chris Stoddart, the President of the bus division of New Flyer Industries this week, urging him to negotiate a

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New report: Clean air and good jobs are achievable if cities and states plan for it

As policymakers and communities struggle with questions about how to clean our air and protect and create new jobs, a respected scientist from Jobs to Move America released a new report today, “Transforming Transit, Realizing Opportunity” that shows how those

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JMA provides public comment on draft DOT strategic plan

Jobs to Move America (JMA) respectfully submits the following comments to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding the DOT’s strategic plan for FY 2018-2022 and Request for Public Comment, Docket Number DOT-OST-2009-0092. Jobs to Move America is a non-profit

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Trump administration drops local hire program that would have employed hundreds of thousands of workers in their own communities

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that effective tomorrow it will no longer support local hire programs in cities that receive federal grants. The DOT announced this week that it is withdrawing a proposed revision of a

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Reagan vs. Cities: The 20th century battle over South African apartheid and lessons for the Trump era

On June 27, Jobs to Move America released a report that pieces together the story of how cities and states joined the fight against apartheid in South Africa and how the Reagan administration sought to suppress those efforts. Between December

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Coalition rallies to demand CEO of New Flyer provide safer working conditions

Los Angeles – The Jobs to Move America Coalition held a rally outside Los Angeles County Transportation Authority (Metro) headquarters to announce the delivery of an “open letter” to the CEO of New Flyer Industries, Paul Soubry, outlining

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‘Women Can Build’ photography exhibit highlights working women in U.S. manufacturing and transportation

New York — In honor of Women’s History Month, Jobs to Move America and the New York City Department of Transportation announced today the launch of the Women Can Build photography exhibit revealing the overlooked contributions of the skilled and

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Transit and labor leaders address the power of transportation investment to transform lives and communities

As transit agencies across the country aim to build and rebuild infrastructure, among the issues they face is finding qualified workers to fill positions produced by projects, said prominent transit officials and stakeholders at an industry forum on Monday. Good

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JMA statement on USDOT Ladders of Opportunity initiatives

Transportation is essential to every American’s life. Each day, millions of Americans rely on it to participate in society. For years, inequitable transportation infrastructure has separated communities along racial and economic lines. Transportation investment has historically resulted in few good