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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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Gov. Cuomo and the New York MTA announce major victory for local communities and U.S. workers

New York – U.S. workers scored a major victory today. This victory was made possible by New York Metropolitan Authority’s (MTA’s) adoption of the U.S. Employment Plan (USEP), a nationwide initiative designed by Jobs to Move America (JMA) to drive

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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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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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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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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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Labor and community groups sign landmark agreement with electric bus manufacturer BYD in Los Angeles

BYD, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electric vehicles, commits to hiring 40 percent of its workers from populations facing significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, women, and African Americans. Los Angeles – Jobs to Move America (JMA),

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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