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June 2, 2021
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Mayors: End ban on local hiring for federal projects. These jobs are economic lifelines.

"We are calling on President Joe Biden to fully lift the federal ban on local hiring for federally funded projects. This will allow cities to use those federal dollars to create local jobs – and help us, as mayors, make our regions more prosperous and sustainable for all."

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Great Lakes Echo, May 13, 2021
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Advancements in electric buses making green transit more accessible for rural areas

Christy Veeder, national program director, speaks to the societal and economic benefits of electric buses and the possibility of Biden's infrastructure plan.

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POLITICO Pro, May 12, 2021
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CCIA advocates make push with only weeks to go in session

Mo-Yain Tham, a senior researcher at Jobs to Move America, said the CCIA will create 160,000 jobs. “There’s massive potential to transform our economy," Tham said "The CCIA assures these jobs will be quality jobs contributing to a green economy.”

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Bloomberg Law, April 23, 2021
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Local hiring gains steam as Biden pushes infrastructure, equity

The Department of Transportation is aiming to reinstate a program the Trump administration scrapped that would allow local hiring requirements to be added to federally funded infrastructure projects.

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GOVERNING, April 19, 2021
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Opinion: Why we need to Electrify America’s school bus fleet

In this op-ed, John Costa (ATU) and Sonal Jessel (WE ACT for Environmental Justice) draw on Jobs to Move America's research to show how electrifying our school buses can create good jobs, healthier communities, and advance equity.

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Capital News Service, April 16, 2021
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Advancements in electric buses making green transit more accessible

"Jobs to Move America supports the switch to electric buses, not just because of reduced carbon emissions and independence from fossil fuels, but also the negative impacts of diesel buses on occupational and societal health."

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Law360, March 31, 2021
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Biden’s infrastructure plan endorses PRO Act, labor boosts

President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan unveiled Wednesday calls for boosting workers and organized labor, including by overhauling federal labor law to make it easier for workers to form unions and negotiate the terms of their work.

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CNET, March 29, 2021
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Amazon’s union vote: What the election at an Alabama warehouse could mean

Iheme, the community organizer, said Amazon workers deserve to have enough energy to function outside of work. If warehouse employees aren't "exhausted when they get off work," or running off to a second job to make ends meet, they can be better parents. They might also get involved in the community and even take vacations to other parts of the state, she added, all of which would be good for Bessemer and the state's economy. "When you have that time to invest in your home," she said, "you have that time to invest in your community."

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New York Daily News, March 22, 2021
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NYC’s purchase of school buses should supercharge transition to electric fleet: advocates

The city’s purchase of hundreds of yellow buses could jump-start what has been a slow effort to add electric vehicles to the diesel-guzzling school-bus fleet, advocates argue in a new report.