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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.

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The American Prospect , February 18, 2022
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In Bessemer and the South, Black Workers Hold the Key

Erica Iheme, a Birmingham-based organizer with the economic justice advocacy group Jobs to Move America, said that Amazon takes advantage of patterns set in the Jim Crow era.

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How transit workers can succeed in our transition to a green energy future

The bipartisan infrastructure law, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), included a major investment in zero-emission buses. Transit agencies will be further incentivized to switch to these buses and help transition to a lower-carbon, more sustainable future. But

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ITLC and JMA release report on providing training to workers for zero emission buses

For Immediate Release Silver Spring, Md. – February 16, 2022: The International Transportation Learning Center (ITLC) and Jobs to Move America (JMA) announced today the release of their report to assist public transit agencies in meeting the requirements in the

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Alabama Political Reporter , February 14, 2022
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Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits supports Amazon workers’ unionization drive

The union election is being rerun because a federal ruling found that Amazon’s misconduct tainted the outcome of the first election.

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Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits Supports Amazon Workers’ Unionization Drive

BIRMINGHAM, February 10, 2022 – The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits is pleased that Amazon workers in Bessemer will get another chance to choose whether to unionize. The Coalition–made of labor, community, civil rights, faith, and environmental justice groups–encourages Amazon