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Capital & Main, Newseek, May 11, 2020
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Can workers organize in the deep South during the pandemic?

A community coalition employs an alternative approach at an Alabama bus plant.

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Jobs to Move America calls on largest bus manufacturer in North America to protect workers as factories reopen

After New Flyer failed to heed workers’ frustrations with the company’s COVID-19 response, JMA sent a letter ahead of a shareholder meeting on May 7. NEW YORK, May 6, 2020 – As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, and thousands of U.S. workers at New Flyer Industries prepare to return to work this month, Jobs …

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Sierra Magazine, May 1, 2020
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Black American bus drivers at risk

“This pandemic has made it really clear we aren’t prepared for this crisis, just as we aren’t prepared for the climate crisis,” Miranda Nelson, NY director, said.

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Alabama Political Reporter, April 2, 2020
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Turning the tide on corporate giveaways in the South

Jobs to Move America is building a research-action program, headquartered in Birmingham, to win sunshine and accountability policies in the South.

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The New York Post, March 26, 2020
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Big state contractor New Flyer putting workers at risk of coronavirus

New Flyer sent workers to high-risk locations with no protective equipment, downplayed COVID-19, and refused to enforce social distancing.

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Alabama community-labor coalition denounces New Flyer’s so-called diversity initiative

Today, bus manufacturer New Flyer of America released a document outlining a diversity initiative that the company is calling a “Community Benefits Framework.” The Framework includes a slate of wholly unenforceable, hollow promises on serious issues like diversity, health and safety, training, and more. In October, a diverse coalition of workers and community groups, including …

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San Fernando Valley Business Journal, March 10, 2020
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Electric vehicle industry driving up salaries, report finds

Demand for skilled workers in Southern California’s electric vehicle industry is growing, driving up salaries and filling local training programs, according to a new report.

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USA Today, February 7, 2020
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‘American Factory’: Taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize worker mistreatment

We should not be doling out taxpayer gifts to companies that don’t meet basic standards like fair wages and safe working conditions.

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Alabama coalition and prominent Black union leaders send letters to New Flyer denouncing company’s phony diversity initiative

ANNISTON, ALABAMA—On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits – a coalition of workers and civil rights, faith, labor, and community groups – sent a letter to bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries denouncing the company’s recent announcement of a diversity initiative as a phony campaign deliberately designed to undermine the ongoing fight …

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Waste Today, January 23, 2020
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LA Sanitation commits to 100 percent electric fleet by 2035

LA Sanitation becomes the first municipality to commit to all-electric fleets.