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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.

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New York Times, March 18, 2021
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Amazon says it pays Alabama workers well; other local employers pay more

A survey of about 100 workers at the NFI plant by Emily Erickson, a professor at Alabama A&M University, found that white workers earned about $3 an hour more than Black workers on average.

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Louisville Business First, March 16, 2021
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Louisville-area manufacturer faces unfair labor practices complaint

The National Labor Relations Board, a federal agency that enforces labor laws in relation to collective bargaining and unfair labor practices, has issued a complaint against Shepherdsville, Kentucky-based KMG Fabrication Inc., doing business as New Flyer of America.