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Forbes.com, August 10, 2023
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Why The Assumption That Manufacturing Jobs Are “Good” Is Dead Wrong

“Made in the U.S.A.” tells you nothing about the quality of jobs manufacturers are creating domestically. JMA Co-Executive Director Madeline Janis talks about the decline of U.S. manufacturing jobs, and how community benefits agreements and good policy can change this.

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World Resources Institute , August 31, 2023
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US Clean Energy Projects Need Public Buy-in. Community Benefits Agreements Can Help

The article mentions how JMA’s community benefits agreements and other project agreements can promote safe, equitable clean energy development and guaranteeing local benefits (like jobs and improved infrastructure) to garner support among nearby communities.

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Civil Rights Leaders, Labor Unions and Community Coalitions Demand Hyundai Raise Standards in Wake of Child Labor Scandals and Construction Worker Death

Contact: JMA: Rob Yen ryen@jobstomoveamerica.org Civil Rights Leaders, Labor Unions and Community Coalitions Demand Hyundai Raise Standards in Wake of Child Labor Scandals and Construction Worker Death Coalition of Alabama, Georgia Groups Calls on Hyundai to Commit to High-Road Jobs

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Coalition Calls for Community Benefits Agreement With Lion Electric 

As Lion Electric officially opens its new manufacturing facility in Joliet, Illinois, a growing coalition of community members is calling on the electric vehicle company to negotiate a community benefits agreement (CBA) and commit to creating good jobs and investing in the community. 

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Southern Program 2023 Alabama Learning Trip

Join Jobs to Move America from September 10-14 for a transformative trip through Alabama, the center of the civil rights movement and the growing Black-led worker justice movement. This is an opportunity to significantly contribute to the worker organizing and

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Workers and kids are winning big with electric school buses–but there’s a long way to go

by Ian Elder, National Research and Policy Manager Electric school buses (ESB) have come a long way since a year ago, when we published our comprehensive report, Driving the Future. In just a year, the technology has taken off:

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JMA’s Community Benefits Agreement With New Flyer: One Year Later

by Will Tucker, JMA Southern Director Earlier this month, the Jobs to Move America team in Alabama had lunch with nine New Flyer of America workers in Anniston, Ala. The workers were new to their jobs building, painting and testing

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Alabama Political Reporter , June 6, 2023
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Opinion | Alabama improves transparency in Economic Tax Incentives

Tax incentives lure businesses to set up shop in the state in order to boost job creation. But we need more information on wages and benefits to ensure we are not giving taxpayers’ money to bad actors. This legislation is

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Montgomery Advertiser , June 9, 2023
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Alabama’s new transparency law is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done

The recently enacted Transparency in Incentives Act requires the state Department of Commerce to disclose online names of companies that receive economic development incentives. Up to this point, none of Alabama’s state subsidy programs were transparent, despite costing taxpayers billions

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Alabama Reflector , June 9, 2023
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Alabama’s new transparency law is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done

JMA’s Patricia Todd and Good Jobs First’s Kasia Tarczynska wrote about the Transparency in Incentives Act, which passed in the Alabama Legislature after years of pressure from advocates.