Workers at New Flyer Will Benefit From New Landmark Community Benefits Agreement

Last week, Jobs to Move America, Greater Birmingham Ministries, and New Flyer of America announced a community benefits agreement covering New Flyer’s facilities in Anniston, Ala., and Ontario, Calif. CWA currently represents workers at two New Flyer facilities in Minnesota.

IUE-CWA members have taken an active role in the coalition to ensure the workers and communities surrounding these manufacturing facilities benefit from the companies’ presence in the area. We will continue to work with the coalition to expand similar agreements and programs to other New Flyer facilities.

“This historic agreement lays the groundwork for a transformational partnership between New Flyer and its workers, and their communities,” said IUE-CWA President and Jobs to Move America Board Member Carl Kennebrew. “New Flyer has shown that it understands that offering good jobs and a career path to a diverse workforce will make the company even stronger. Together we are setting a new standard for the revitalization of manufacturing in North America.”