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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

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The Nonprofit Quarterly , February 7, 2022
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Green New Deal or Stale Old Tax-Break Scam? Getting Electric Vehicle Incentives Right

Jobs to Move America’s U.S. Employment Plan is mentioned as a way to build good jobs and equity into the public purchasing process.

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JMA recommendations in White House task force report

Our recommendation were included in the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment.

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Let’s Honor Rosa Parks by Working Toward Transit Equity

Today is Transit Equity Day, which takes place on Rosa Parks’ birthday to honor her historic action to demand equality for public transit riders. Parks’ refusal to move to the back of a Montgomery, AL bus in 1955 and