Welcome to NJFAN

The National Jobs for All Network is dedicated to the propositions that meaningful employment is a precondition for a fulfilling life and that every person capable of working should have the right to a job.

Honoring a founder: NY Times Obituary for Helen Lachs Ginsburg

Sign the Jobs for All Pledge–If You Haven’t Done So Already

Imagine a world:
– Where everyone who wants to work has a living-wage job.
– Where no one needs to cobble together multiple jobs to make ends meet.
– Where joblessness and its consequences no longer exist.
– Where millions are working in concert to heal our environment, rebuild our physical and care infrastructure, and renew our public art.
– Where the basic right to a job is guaranteed.

Privatizing Medicare: How Privatization Really Works and Why It Is Happening! Len Rodberg, Research Director, NY Metro Chapter, Physicians for a National Health Program and friend of NJFAN

Jobs for All Newsletter, April, 2022: Union rebirth? counting volunteers; NYC: too few jobs

The problem, Mr. Mayor, is too few jobs — not too little access, Goldberg, Connell, & Aja, Daily News Op-Ed 3/22

Voting Rights letter to NYT, Trudy Goldberg, 3/22

The May 2021 Jobs Report: Inequities and Employment Barriers Persist Amidst Lower Unemployment, Frank Stricker

Jobs for All Newsletter Special ,June 2021 New York City’s Primary Election: A Leap Forward for a Jobs Guarantee? Noreen Connell 6/21

Economic Justice, Jobs for All, and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jobs for All Newsletter, Special Update, May 2021 “Why Won’t Workers Work?,” Frank Stricker

Jobs for All Newsletter #9 (December 2021) Democratizing Work, and Why the Definition of Full Employment Matters!!

Jobs for All Newsletter #8 (July, August and September, 2021) Expiring Benefits, Green Jobs for All, Raising Consciousness About Employment Justice, Infrastructure Investment vs. Job Guarantee

Jobs for All Newsletter #7 (June, 2021) Voter Suppression Threatens Economic and Social Justice, NYC Primary Election and Jobs, Ending Unemployment

Jobs for All Newsletter #6, (April 2021) Rep. Ayanna Pressley Champions Federal Job Guarantee Resolution

Jobs for All Newsletter #5, (January 2021) COVID, Jobs, Bailouts and more

Jobs for All Newsletter #4 (September 2020): Building a Social Movement for the Job Guarantee

Jobs for all Newsletter #3 Special Advanced Issue (July 2020): Support Legislative Action on Coronavirus Aid

Jobs For All Newsletter #2 (May 2020)

Jobs For All Newsletter #1 (Jan. 2020)

Recent Work by Coalition Members:

Unemployed Workers Fight Early COVID Benefit Cuts, Greg Heires, New Crossroads, 8/21

A Proposal for a Federal Job Guarantee, Greg Heires, New Crossroads, 4/21

“$15: We Aren’t Asking for Much”, Frank Stricker, opednews, 3/21

Job Growth, Yes! But How? Letter on Biden Jobs Program, Trudy Goldberg 1/21

Seven Reasons Why We Need Federal Direct Job Creation Programs, Frank Stricker 12/10

The Corona Recession: How Bad Right Now? Frank Stricker, 10/20

Unemployment data are not always what they seem. Click for a full report.

Proposed Content of a 2020 Democratic Party Platform Pledge of a Federal Job Guarantee: Informed by Analysis of Democratic Party Platforms, 1932-2016, 9/20.

Trudy Goldberg interviewed by Democracy at Work’s Economic Update: “Using Unemployment Against Workers.” 2/20

Another State of the Union: A chance to realize the promise of FDR’s Economic Bill of Rights, Trudy Goldberg, $ & Sense  M/A/19

Trying Again for Full Employment, Trudy Goldberg, $ & Sense N/D/18

Will a Robot Take Your Job 2.0,  June Zaccone, 10/18  Slides

Jobs for All: A Plan for the Revitalization of America (1994)  (The 24+ year-old book that led to development of National Jobs for All Coalition — now available as a PDF)

The Federal Job Guarantee – A Policy to Achieve Permanent Full EmploymentPaul, Darity & Hamilton, CBPP 3/18

The Full Employment Solution, Paul, Darity & Hamilton, TAP 2/18

Living New Deal, Trudy Goldberg, Dollars & Sense S-O/17

NYC Public Advocate Letitia James Initiates Legislative Process for NYC JOBS FOR ALL Program

View Webcast: “A New Deal for NYC & the USA (10-27-17) at the New School”  Part 1    Part 2

Living New Deal Project Highlights Depression-Era Work Programs

Rise and Fall of Keynesian Economics JMKeynes slides June Zaccone 10/17

Democratic Socialists of America Adopts Job Guarantee as Part of Labor Priorities 8/17

The Legacy of the New Deal, Trudy Goldberg 6/17

NJFAC Statement On Immigration Policy 2/17    en español

Stealing Wages Greg Heires, from The New Crossroads blog, 7/17

Employment or Income Guarantees: Which Would Do the Better Job? Trudy Goldberg, NLF F/16  L. Randall Wray letter, Toward a New New Deal

CPEG Work-LaSalle St Tax [financial transactions tax]Bill Barclay, 8/16

The Precarious Workplace, David Bensman, Uncommon Sense #30, 2/16

The Euro: A Gold Standard with No Exit, Euro Slides  June Zaccone, 2/16

San Jose Ballot Measure Seeks to Raise Revenue for Publicly-Financed Jobs.   NJFAC Board Member Prof. Scott Myers-Lipton headed a successful minimum wage campaign in San Jose, CA, and is now leading the charge for a local government job creation 12/15

Unemployment Policy Should Include New-Deal Style Work Programs by Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, from the London School of Economics (LSE) USCentre’s Blog 12/15

The Holidays: Arguing About Good Jobs with the Family by Frank Stricker, cross-posted from OpedNews.com 12/15

When Government Was The Solution, by Sheila Collins, cross-posted from Truth-out.org 12/15

Has Globalization Destroyed the American Midde Class? June Zaccone

The Federal Job Guarantee: A Step Toward Racial Justice, Darrick Hamilton, from Dissent Magazine 11/15

NJFAC Newsletter  11/15  “….The National Jobs for All Coalition is poised to turn a corner. With new leadership, exciting new projects, and a stunning new website we are in a better position than ever to pursue our version of the American Dream: a living-wage job for all. For too many Americans, unemployment has turned that American Dream into a nightmare…”  Read more here

Meet the New NJFAC Leaders 9/15

Social Security at 80: Expanded But Still Missing the Keystone (Employment Assurance)Trudy Goldberg 8/15

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Corporate AgendaJune Zaccone updated 8/15

Trade Pacts vs. National Sovereigntyby Tim Canova 6/15

Green Jobs For All – Two Crises: One Solution,  NJFAC Flyer 6/15

Green Jobs for All, Trudy Goldberg at the Left Forum 5/15

TPP: The Trade Deal You Aren’t Allowed to Know About Until It Hits You!  by Sheila Collins, 5/15

Where Are Today’s Mass Movements? Trudy Goldberg, Dollars and Sense, 1/15

Aspirations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, by Rep. John Conyers, Gertude Schaffner Goldberg and Sheila D. Collins, from Huffington Post 12/13

A 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights: A Scorecard and a Proposal, by Gertude Schaffner Goldberg and Sheila D. Collins 10/13

Securing the Right to Work at the State or Local Level, by Philip Harvey (2011)

An Answer to Unemployment: A Jobs-for-All Bill (HR 1000), by Rep. John Conyers and Philip Harvey, 5/13

Union Decline-Irrelevance, Suicide or Murder? June Zaccone -Regional Labor Review