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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

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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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Statement: California high-speed rail

Jobs to Move America urges all companies that are bidding for the contract to build America’s first modern high-speed trains to commit to creating good U.S. jobs and providing opportunities for disadvantaged Americans. With high-speed rail, California recently broke ground

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National transportation expert and labor leader Ed Wytkind to receive LAANE City of Justice award

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, Los Angeles native Edward Wytkind will receive a City of Justice Award from the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). Mr. Wytkind is being recognized for his more than two decades of

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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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Telebriefing: city and state leaders harness $4.4 billion transportation spending for quality jobs, leading national shift

On September 30, experts in economics, sociology, and urban planning will convene a media telebriefing to discuss a new nationwide trend toward cities creating good manufacturing jobs through transportation spending.  Since July, three major U.S. transit purchases by Amtrak, Chicago

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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

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World’s biggest railcar manufacturers learn about U.S. workforce development, prepare bids for Amtrak and California high-speed trains

On April 7, representatives of the world’s largest railcar manufacturing companies learned about best-practices in American workforce development, diversity, and outreach to disadvantaged workers via an informational webinar hosted by the Jobs to Move America coalition. The companies are preparing