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JMA Staff Reflects on the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

June was supposed to be a month of commemorating struggles for freedom with Juneteenth and Pride. But then on the last Friday of the month, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which dialed back freedoms for women and

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WLBT, July 1, 2022
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U.S. Secretary of Labor makes visit in Capital City to discuss ways to improve work conditions in the Magnolia State

U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visited Jackson State University (JSU) on Thursday, June 30 for a panel with labor officials and community organizers.

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We Still Have Work to Do to Win True Freedom for Workers

By Erica Iheme  I am a daughter of Alabama, born and raised. Before coming to JMA, I spent 17 years working as an organizer across the country before coming back home to take what I learned back to my community. 

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National League of Cities , June 6, 2022
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Empowering Cities to Use Federal Funds to Create Local Jobs

As the Biden administration begins to distribute infrastructure funding to states and cities, elected officials and contracting agencies will play a key role in using this money to create good-paying jobs for their communities. But one federal regulation is standing

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In the Public Interest , May 31, 2022
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In the Public Interest newsletter 5/31/22

In a major development with nationwide implications for fair employment and fair contracting, New Flyer, one of the U.S.’s largest bus manufacturers “has agreed to hire and promote more women and racial minorities, a deal that worker advocates say is

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May 27, 2022
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JMA Press Conference: 1st multi-state Community Benefits Agreement signed

Jobs to Move America, Greater Birmingham Ministries, and New Flyer of America Inc. – the largest bus manufacturer in North America and leader in electric buses – have announced a multi-state agreement to support workers and local communities surrounding certain

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The Washington Post , May 26, 2022
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Labor leaders hail bus maker pact to hire more women, minority workers

The deal comes as transit agencies are set to receive billions from last year’s infrastructure package to transition bus fleets to battery power