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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

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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

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New study examines real impact of “Buy America” and other public procurement initiatives

Washington, D.C. – The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Jobs to Move America, a national coalition uniting more than 50 community, faith, labor, and civil rights organizations, released a new report about opportunities for American job creation through transportation

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Protest denounces broken promises by BYD Motors, Inc., Chinese electric bus manufacturer to taxpayers of LA

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Jobs to Move America protested outside the headquarters of BYD Motors, Inc., a Chinese electric bus company (1800 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015) to denounce the failure of BYD to create promised living

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Live from APTA: Dept. of Transportation promotes second chances through manufacturing job training opportunities

This week the Jobs to Move America team is at APTA’s Annual Meeting 2015 in San Francisco to learn the latest in transportation trends and investing in our transit future, from workforce development to sustainability to high-speed rail. Yesterday we

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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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Experts from Jobs to Move America coalition submit input in Department of Transportation comment period for local job creation initiative

On April 6, 39 member-organizations of the Jobs to Move America coalition – including community, labor, civil rights, academic, philanthropic, and environmental groups – submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in favor of allowing job-creation incentives connected