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Streetsblog Chicago , April 14, 2022
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Pace piggybacks on Georgia e-bus order, approves Homewood facility upgrade funding

Marcos Feldman, senior researcher for Jobs to Move America, argued that, in the interest of ensuring job opportunities and economic benefits for marginalized communities, Pace should bid the project out.

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ElectrifyNY Press Statement on 2022 New York State Budget

We are encouraged by the adoption of a 2035 zero-emissions school bus fleet mandate in the state budget, but are concerned that transit and paratransit vehicle fleets are not yet addressed.  Transportation accounts for 28% of New York State’s greenhouse emissions, and pollution from fossil fuel combustion in this sector has grown worse during the …

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Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits Believes Strong Community Support Gave Amazon Bessemer Unionization Drive a Boost

BIRMINGHAM, April 1, 2022 – The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits released the following statement on the Amazon unionization drive in Bessemer: Alongside the Amazon Bessemer workers, we are eagerly waiting for the result of their union election which hinges on 416 ballots challenged by the union and the employer. We feel victorious already because …

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Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits Drives Successful Community Education Program on Workers’ Rights, Amazon Unionization

BIRMINGHAM, March 31, 2022 – The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits just wrapped up an intensive community education program to initiate conversations about workers’ rights and the Amazon workers’ unionization drive in Bessemer, Alabama–canvassing over 3,000 individuals and 500 communal institutions such as barber shops, hair salons, and churches, like the “kitchen table” conversations that …

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Sierra Club, March 25, 2022
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This Woman’s Work

Recently, I caught up with Erica Iheme, one of the leaders at Jobs to Move America (JMA). JMA is helping to coordinate the “Bamazon” union organizing campaign alongside RWDSU. JMA is a policy center that focuses on comprehensive public spending reform using a racial and economic justice lens. The organization has operations across the country, …

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Associated Press, March 30, 2022
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Amazon, union organizers face off again in Alabama

Erica Iheme, deputy director of Jobs to Move America, said her organization honed its message from last year, going beyond pay. It visited barber shops, beauty shops and other places where Black residents frequented and distributed 6,000 flyers.

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The American Prospect , February 18, 2022
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In Bessemer and the South, Black Workers Hold the Key

Erica Iheme, a Birmingham-based organizer with the economic justice advocacy group Jobs to Move America, said that Amazon takes advantage of patterns set in the Jim Crow era.

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ITLC and JMA release report on providing training to workers for zero emission buses

For Immediate Release Silver Spring, Md. – February 16, 2022: The International Transportation Learning Center (ITLC) and Jobs to Move America (JMA) announced today the release of their report to assist public transit agencies in meeting the requirements in the bipartisan infrastructure bill to train workers in the operations and maintenance of zero emissions buses …

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Alabama Political Reporter , February 14, 2022
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Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits supports Amazon workers’ unionization drive

The union election is being rerun because a federal ruling found that Amazon’s misconduct tainted the outcome of the first election.