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Streetsblog Chicago , April 14, 2022
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Pace piggybacks on Georgia e-bus order, approves Homewood facility upgrade funding

Marcos Feldman, senior researcher for Jobs to Move America, argued that, in the interest of ensuring job opportunities and economic benefits for marginalized communities, Pace should bid the project out.

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This Earth Day, Let’s Invest in Workers

Today is Earth Day, and this year’s theme is “invest in our planet.” This call is more urgent than ever—the latest report from the group of scientists considered the international experts on climate change warns the moment is “now

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New York needs to Go Green

By Dan Maloney – President, Rochester and Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO In New York, we have the opportunity to tackle climate change and address the current 4.9% unemployment rate. We can build a strong future with green energy

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ElectrifyNY Press Statement on 2022 New York State Budget

We are encouraged by the adoption of a 2035 zero-emissions school bus fleet mandate in the state budget, but are concerned that transit and paratransit vehicle fleets are not yet addressed.  Transportation accounts for 28% of New York State’s greenhouse

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Warehouse Workers for Justice Report Uplifts Need for Good Jobs and Clean Air in Joliet

This week, Warehouse Workers for Justice released its new report “For Good Jobs & Clean Air: How a Just Transition to Zero Emission Vehicles Can Transform Warehousing,” which details the impact of the booming warehouse and logistics industry on Will

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Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits Believes Strong Community Support Gave Amazon Bessemer Unionization Drive a Boost

BIRMINGHAM, April 1, 2022 – The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits released the following statement on the Amazon unionization drive in Bessemer: Alongside the Amazon Bessemer workers, we are eagerly waiting for the result of their union election which hinges

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Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits Drives Successful Community Education Program on Workers’ Rights, Amazon Unionization

Our community canvassers, like the volunteers pictured above from the National Black Worker Center, initiated conversations about workers’ rights and the Amazon workers’ unionizing. BIRMINGHAM, March 31, 2022 – The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits just wrapped up an intensive

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Sierra Club, March 25, 2022
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This Woman’s Work

Recently, I caught up with Erica Iheme, one of the leaders at Jobs to Move America (JMA). JMA is helping to coordinate the “Bamazon” union organizing campaign alongside RWDSU. JMA is a policy center that focuses on comprehensive public spending

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Associated Press, March 30, 2022
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Amazon, union organizers face off again in Alabama

Erica Iheme, deputy director of Jobs to Move America, said her organization honed its message from last year, going beyond pay. It visited barber shops, beauty shops and other places where Black residents frequented and distributed 6,000 flyers.