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.

Jobs for All Newsletter, December 2023, Keeping the Dream Alive!; Employment Statistics: Let’s Tell the Whole Story; Good Jobs Are A Human Right! Review of The Case for a Job Guarantee by Pavlina R. Tcherneva; Unemployment is Down, and Attitudes Are Too; The Full Count: November 2023  Unemployment Data

Jobs for All Newsletter, July-August 2023  The Truth About Social Security “Reform”; Labor Organizing for the 21st Century; New Leadership for Columbia Full Employment Seminar; Connecticut Jobs & Human Rights Task Force Expands

Jobs for All Newsletter, February 2023 New Version of HR 1000;  Connecticut Considers Full Employment Trust Fund Bill;  National Infrastructure Bank;  Looking Back at the National Youth Administration

Jobs for All Newsletter, August 2022, NJFAN and a 21st Century Bill of Economic Rights; Raising Interest Rates is the Wrong Medicine for Today’s Inflation; Analysis of the New American Labor Movement

Jobs for All Newsletter, Special Update, April 2022, “Hard Times Ahead,” Frank Stricker

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 Update, 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 #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, Special Update, May 2021 “Why Won’t Workers Work?,” Frank Stricker

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:

The bi-partisan attack on Social Security, June Zaccone, Counterpunch 8/23

Let’s Not “Reform” Social Security (Except to Raise Benefits)Slides  Facts about Social Security, June Zaccone 7/23

Eliminating Healthcare Debt: A Liberatory Approach, Charles Bell,  Nonprofit Qtrly, 1/23

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

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