Law360: Leading Bus Manufacturer Commits to Hiring and Promoting Diverse Employees
A settlement resolving ongoing litigation between Jobs to Move America, a nonprofit policy center, and New Flyer of America Inc., the largest bus manufacturer in North America, was announced on May 26, 2022, as reported by Law360.
According to Law360, New Flyer won a $500 million procurement contract to supply buses to Los Angeles County and generate quality jobs with the taxpayer funds. Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s client, Jobs to Move America, filed a lawsuit alleging New Flyer did not fulfill promises relating to job creation and worker benefits in connection with New Flyer’s contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
As part of the settlement, Jobs to Move America, the Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits, and New Flyer established a community benefits agreement that covers New Flyer’s manufacturing facilities in Anniston, Alabama and Ontario, California. Among other things, New Flyer committed to ensuring 45% of new hires and 20% of promotions are people from groups who have been historically disadvantaged in manufacturing.
“‘We applaud New Flyer for recognizing that what’s good for workers is good for business,’” commented partner Rachel L. Jensen, co-lead trial counsel for Jobs to Move America, in the press release announcing the agreement.
The full Law360 article is available here: https://www.law360.com/employment-authority/articles/1497437/la-metro-contracted-bus-co-settles-wage-fraud-suit-for-7m.
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