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Our governments — federal, state, and city — spend a combined $2 trillion per year purchasing the goods and services that keep our cities running and neighborhoods connected. At the national level, Jobs to Move America engages in research and policy advocacy to ensure these public dollars do the most public good. We do this by helping agencies and policymakers combine public investments in our infrastructure with the creation of worker-friendly, family-supporting jobs.

To achieve this vision, we partner with JMA’s regional teams and at the national level with transportation, labor, civil rights, environmental, and policy allies.

Right now, we’re organizing a powerful coalition of over 160 public officials, community groups, unions, advocates, and academics to call on the Biden administration overturn the ban on local hire.

Learn more about the #LocalHireNow campaign here.

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Analysis of USDOT Local Labor Hiring Pilot: Local hire increases opportunities for disadvantaged workers, strengthens local economies

This report from Jobs to Move America demonstrates that the lifting of a Reagan-era regulation prohibiting cities and states from using local hire policies in federally-funded construction projects would create stronger local economies, advance racial equity, and increase the ways that cities and states can create good jobs while building and repairing infrastructure.

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  • Reports & Policy Briefs

Climate Smart Ports Act

The legislation would green the country's ports, fight climate change, and create good green jobs.

Resource Types:
  • Climate Justice Policies

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