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U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, Jobs to Move America Announce New Pathways into Good Jobs in Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, July 27, 2022 – Jobs to Move America (JMA) and the Department of Labor (DOL) hosted an event with the DOL Women’s Bureau National Director Wendy Chun-Hoon who explored upcoming opportunities and benefits for women to make inroads into manufacturing. Women make up about 47% of the total workforce, but only make up less …

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WLBT, July 1, 2022
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U.S. Secretary of Labor makes visit in Capital City to discuss ways to improve work conditions in the Magnolia State

U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visited Jackson State University (JSU) on Thursday, June 30 for a panel with labor officials and community organizers.

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National League of Cities , June 6, 2022
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Empowering Cities to Use Federal Funds to Create Local Jobs

As the Biden administration begins to distribute infrastructure funding to states and cities, elected officials and contracting agencies will play a key role in using this money to create good-paying jobs for their communities. But one federal regulation is standing in the way of local economic prosperity.

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In the Public Interest , May 31, 2022
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In the Public Interest newsletter 5/31/22

In a major development with nationwide implications for fair employment and fair contracting, New Flyer, one of the U.S.’s largest bus manufacturers “has agreed to hire and promote more women and racial minorities, a deal that worker advocates say is a model for ensuring that federal funds to replace diesel buses with battery-powered buses boosts …

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May 27, 2022
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JMA Press Conference: 1st multi-state Community Benefits Agreement signed

Jobs to Move America, Greater Birmingham Ministries, and New Flyer of America Inc. – the largest bus manufacturer in North America and leader in electric buses – have announced a multi-state agreement to support workers and local communities surrounding certain New Flyer

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The Washington Post , May 26, 2022
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Labor leaders hail bus maker pact to hire more women, minority workers

The deal comes as transit agencies are set to receive billions from last year’s infrastructure package to transition bus fleets to battery power

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The Century Foundation , May 31, 2022
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Landmark Community Benefits Agreement with New Flyer Will Lift Workers in Two States

Jobs to Move America—which calls itself a “strategic policy center”—announced a landmark labor agreement on Thursday that seeks to create better jobs, increased opportunities, and greater diversity at New Flyer, North America’s largest producer of buses and also a major producer of electric buses.