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Jobs to Move America Joins Growing Trend of U.S. Non-Profits Unionizing

LOS ANGELES, January 15, 2020 — Reflecting a growing trend of unionization among the nation’s over twelve million non-profit employees, Jobs to Move America (JMA) employees and management announced today that they have signed a voluntary agreement recognizing the formation of a staff union at the organization. JMA staff is joining the Nonprofit Professional Employees …

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November 19, 2019
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Unionizing L.A. bus workers and their CEO come together over fighting climate change

“Our coalition coalesces around this idea that a company that relies on public contracts to build up their business should be accountable for creating community benefits in that process,” says Hector Huezo, in the Los Angeles Times.

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October 24, 2019
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How New York could make better jobs in Alabama

A new campaign wants city transit authorities to enforce stronger agreements for workers as they contract with a manufacturer in the South.

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October 17, 2019
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Job equity group targets New Flyer’s southern U.S. plant

New Flyer’s southern U.S. operations are coming under increasing scrutiny by community activists who say the company has not lived up to promises it made after receiving incentives to set up operations there, writes Martin Cash in the Winnipeg Free Press.

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Alabama community coalition asks bus manufacturing behemoth to negotiate first nationwide Community Benefits Agreement

New York – Representatives from a coalition of community, labor, civil rights, and environmental groups from Alabama delivered a letter to Chris Stoddart, the President of the bus division of New Flyer Industries this week, urging him to negotiate a Community Benefits Agreement to create better jobs, equal opportunity, and healthier communities for workers across …

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August 28, 2019
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American Factory tells an all too familiar story

“We’ve seen it over and over: when workers and community members join together to demand dignity and respect, they can achieve the goal of shared prosperity that should be the basis for all of these agreements in the first place. A win for workers is a win for communities and corporations who invest in them. …

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September 27, 2019
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What the GM strikers teach us about government subsidies

“What GM is teaching us is that government subsidies and tax credits should not be a handshake deal. Ultimately, taxpayers are footing the bill. Our government – at federal, state and local levels – must ensure that public money is spent wisely, and not at the expense of American workers and communities,” write Alaa Milbes, communications …

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September 6, 2019
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CTA looks to create good jobs and racial fairness even as it grows

The CTA’s move to create training and career pathways for workers from marginalized communities is proof we don’t have to choose between tackling infrastructure issues or racial wealth gap, writes Jacky Grimshaw, Jobs to Move America board member, in the Chicago Sun Times.

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September 2, 2019
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Labor Day hope: transparency in public works contracts

A proposed California law would compel companies seeking public contracts to deliver the high-quality wages that they promise. “Detailed information about our public contracts in California are difficult to track down,” said Abhilasha Bhola, California senior policy coordinator at JMA, in an email. “That’s why bills like SB 749 are so important—the public needs to …

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August 21, 2019
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Sure, watch ‘American Factory.’ But don’t think that all Chinese factories are like the one in the film

“When it comes to the treatment of workers and the protection of the environment, any company anywhere can choose to be a good actor or a bad one — and left unchecked, they often choose the latter. In my experience, nine times out of 10, the key factor determining their choice is whether public officials, …