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A Power Surge in the Deep South: New Flyer’s Alabama Plant Electrifies Labor Rights Movement

In a pace-setting victory for workers' rights and the advancement of a new, stronger, clean-energy economy, workers at New Flyer of America Inc. – the country’s largest manufacturer of electric transit buses – have announced the ratification of a life-changing union contract at the company’s plant in Anniston, Ala.

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Another EV Factory Has Unionized Boosting Labor’s Push In US South

The roughly 600 workers at the New Flyer factory formed a union with the Communications Workers of America earlier this year, joining a string of US organizing victories at its parent NFI Group Inc., North America’s biggest manufacturer of transit

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AL.com, May 14, 2024
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Alabama Mercedes-Benz union vote underway: What’s at stake in this historic labor fight?

Vote totals are expected to be available soon in the historic election that follows a whirlwind five months as union organizers signed up a majority of workers at the factory, which has been long resistant to union activity.

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Chicago Leaders Celebrate Pro-Worker Changes to Federal Guidelines

Contact:                                                                                                                               Jobs to Move America: Lauren LaBordellaborde@jobstomoveamerica.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago Leaders Celebrate Pro-Worker Changes to Federal Guidelines White House updates to Uniform Grants Guidance include lifting 40-year ban on local hire.  CHICAGO, IL – Today, Chicago Ald. Mike

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The New York Times, April 20, 2024
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Could the Union Victory at VW Set Off a Wave?

By voting to join the United Automobile Workers, Volkswagen workers in Tennessee have given the union something it has never had: a factory-wide foothold at a major foreign automaker in the South. Madeline Janis, co-executive director of Jobs to Move

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Federal News Network , April 19, 2024
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Biden Administration tweaks regulations for how states, cities can use federal funding

Federal News Network’s Eric White spoke on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the assistant director for policy at the union-oriented Jobs to Move America, Valerie Lizarraga, about a recent update by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

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Nonprofit Quarterly , April 17, 2024
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Why Philanthropy Must Support Labor Justice

Jobs to Move America is advancing the community benefits agreement model, worker standards boards, and other innovative tools that advance worker rights, good living wages, and green jobs where unions don’t exist yet. These models are built for real

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National League of Cities , April 8, 2024
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Big Day for NLC and Municipal Governments: Final Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Grants Guidance Released

The White House announced the final Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Grants Guidance, which is designed to create a streamlined set of rules and regulations for federal grants that ensure. The announcement brings a big win for

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Bloomberg, March 15, 2024
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New York MTA Vendor Kawasaki Says Revealing Pay Data Could ‘Agitate’ Staff

JMA has filed a lawsuit against New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority for failing to release records about railcar vendor Kawasaki’s pay and benefits. Kawasaki agreed to a U.S. Employment Plan in 2018 when MTA awarded it a contract to build

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The Fuller Project, March 21, 2024
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Nearly Three Decades of Data on Women in Construction is Missing — Here’s How That Could Change

“We cannot count on any private company, which is focused on the bottom line to, on its own, implement these national priorities, like hiring more women,” said Madeline Janis, executive director of labor organization Jobs to Move America. “If there