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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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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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MTA commits to U.S. jobs with new $3.2 billion subway car purchase

New York – The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the upcoming purchase of 1025 subway cars, worth an estimated $3.2 billion, that prioritizes the creation and retention of good manufacturing jobs for U.S. workers. The

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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 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

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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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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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Jobs to Move America launches as new national organization focused on economic opportunity in transportation

Los Angeles — Jobs to Move America (JMA), an organization dedicated to advocating for good jobs in transit manufacturing announced its launch as an independent national non-profit organization. JMA, originally a national campaign nurtured at the Los Angeles Alliance for

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Dept. of Transportation Secretary Foxx to transit officials: Maximize impact of $305 Billion FAST Act to create U.S. jobs

Late last year, President Barack Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (Fast Act) approving $305 billion in transportation spending. The Act includes a number of provisions, including a 10 percent increase in Buy America transit requirements meant to

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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