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Los Angeles Times, December 1, 2022
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Editorial: Taxpayer money can build transit projects — and a stronger middle class. L.A. Metro shows how

Taxpayers’ money should deliver the most good. We can build new transportation projects and propel entry-level workers into solid middle-class careers. Good for Metro for leading the way.

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Gotham Gazette , November 14, 2022
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With the Environmental Bond Act’s Passage, Let’s Ensure the Green Transition Creates Good Jobs

JMA’s Farah Mehreen Ahmad wrote about what the passage of the Bond Act means for New York.

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November 8, 2022
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The Electric School Bus Is the Climate Hero We Need

JMA California Director Héctor Huezo wrote the blog with Earthjustice’s Yasmine Agelidis how electric school buses are an opportunity to fight climate change, make healthy air for kids and create good jobs.

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Forbes, October 7, 2022
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‘Made In America’ Should Not Mean ‘Made Under Injustice’

The Biden administration is making historic investments in U.S. manufacturing–through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act, and by increasing domestic content requirements under Buy America laws. These investments are important, as the disappearance of U.S. manufacturing has caused …

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The American Prospect, September 28, 2022
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Industrial Policy Without Industrial Unions

Coalitions like Jobs to Move America are focused on winning community benefit agreements in places like Illinois, where labor and environmental groups are calling on Lion Electric to allow employees to decide on union representation.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs SB 674, California’s High Road Jobs Program, Into Law

CONTACT:         Lauren LaBorde(504) 289-1626llaborde@jobstomoveamerica.org Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs SB 674, California’s High Road Jobs Program, Into Law Law will support creation and retention of quality jobs in green transit manufacturing  SACRAMENTO, CA –Today, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 674, California’s High Road Jobs Program, which supports the creation and …

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Alabama groups issue request for proposals from organizations to handle worker discrimination, harassment complaints

CONTACT: Shechel Williams(404) 484-7067‬swilliams@jobstomoveamerica.org  Alabama groups issue request for proposals from organizations to handle worker discrimination, harassment complaintsNonprofits, law school clinics, and legal services in Alabama, southern Tennessee, or central-to-western Georgia are encouraged to apply by November 11 BIRMINGHAM, September 29, 2022 — Jobs to Move America (JMA) and Greater Birmingham Ministries (GBM) released a …

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AL.com, September 23, 2022
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Group calls for putting an end to alleged use of child labor at Hyundai suppliers

JMA is part of group of 24 regional and national labor, community, civil rights, faith and environmental justice groups calling on Hyundai to ensure that child labor is not being used in any of its supplier plants, as reports of the practice are being investigated.

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More than 20 Alabama community groups call on Hyundai to stop alleged use of child labor at suppliers; groups say recent reports of violations show need for community benefits agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Paola RodelasCommunications Director, Jobs to Move America(808) 333-4782prodelas@jobstomoveamerica.org  Robyn HydenExecutive Director, Alabama Arise(334) 832-9060robyn@alarise.org More than 20 Alabama community groups call on Hyundai to stop alleged use of child labor at suppliers Groups say recent reports of violations show need for community benefits agreement September 22, 2022 – The Alabama Coalition for …

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CBS 42, September 5, 2022
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Minimum wage debate continues in Alabama

JMA Southern Policy Manager and former Alabama State Representative Patricia Todd weighed in on Alabama’s $7.25 minimum wage.