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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 …
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.
‘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.
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 …
LA Sanitation commits to 100 percent electric fleet by 2035
LA Sanitation becomes the first municipality to commit to all-electric fleets.
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 …
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.
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.
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.