The Local Opportunities Coalition, alongside supporting partner organizations, constitute 148 organizations from across the country who submitted comments regarding proposed updates to federal grant rules—known as the Uniform Guidance—that dictate how states and localities can spend federal money. Since the
Webinar: Reimagining Procurement Law to Maximize State & Local Benefits of Infrastructure Investments
On November 8, 2023, Jobs to Move America and the UCLA Law Review presented “Preemption Through Procurement” a webinar discussing the evolution and impact of a long standing legal misinterpretation of “competition” in federal procurement law, which has prevented state
Last week, a letter signed by 61 Members of Congress was sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in support of the Local Opportunities Campaign efforts to update current federal grant regulations, which are known as the Uniform
The letter from 26 labor, environmental, and civic organizations, including Jobs to Move America, encouraged the EPA to negotiate a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Labor. On July 14, the DOL announced the signing of a MOU with both the Environmental Protection Agency and the
Harnessing the Power of Procurement: Issues, Considerations, and Best Practices to Advance Equity in the Contracting of PublicGoods and Services
The report from In the Public Interest and Local Progress mentions JMA’s U.S. Employment Plan as a way to weave equity into the procurement process. Harnassing-the-Power-of-Procurement-Report-July-2023Download
Elected officials, advocates and labor leaders held a Zoom event on August 31, 2023 to urge Gov. Hochul to add the comprehensive Green Transit, Green Jobs Bill to the executive budget. Speakers: Jay Mehta, Northeast Director at Jobs to Move
JMA’s community benefits agreement with New Flyer is mentioned in the Department of Labor’s Project Labor, Community Workforce, and Community Benefits Agreements Resource Guide.
The Climate + Community Project’s report mentions JMA’s U.S. Employment Plan as model legislation to leverage government purchasing power to support the development of a high-road electric vehicle manufacturing industry.
A summary of the report on manufacturing jobs in Mississippi and Alabama.
Local Opportunities Coalition comment in response to Office of Management and Budget’s Request for Information
The Local Opportunities Coalition and supporting partners wrote a comment in response to the Office of Management and Budget’s Request for Information on how the Uniform Guidance can be updated or revised to give state and local recipients of federal