Recent work of NJFAC

Coalition Work and Activities
Where Are Today’s Mass Movements? What we can learn from the millions who demonstrated for jobs, government relief, and collective bargaining rights in the 1930s. Goldberg, Dollars and Sense, J/F 2015
Greg Heires’ Blog

Jobs for All for Goes to Washington! video Hear the Voices of the Unemployed!
Conference: An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century Watch videos here. Click on images for more]
An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century

TPP: The trade deal you aren’t allowed to know about until it hits you! Collins 5/15 More info at
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) : A Corporate Agenda, Zaccone, 7/15
Obama’s Lost Opportunity, and Ours
, Collins and Goldberg, Huffington, 6/14
When Government Helped [book], Collins & Goldberg. Review by Heires
Unemployment Policy Should Include New Deal-Style Work Programs
Goldberg, 1/14
Aspirations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Conyers, Goldberg & Collins 12/13
NJFAC Leaflet: March on Washington
The Fiscal Cliff: Why a Solution to Unemployment is the Key flyer 5/13
A Debate on Back to Full Employment, Harvey and Pollin
The Struggle for Full Employment: Not a New Idea & Not a New Struggle
Trudy Goldberg speaks at United States of Unemployment

from TO BE OF USE, Marge Piercy

The work of the world is common as mud.
Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.
But the thing worth doing well done
has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.
Greek amphoras for wine or oil,
Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums
but you know they were made to be used.
The pitcher cries for water to carry
and a person for work that is real.

“I think one of the big wishes of the human kind is to transform things, to work on things to construct, to destroy, to sometimes construct again. And not only to look at the world, let’s say, passively. I think that’s the aim of humankind, being a man, a woman, is to change things.” Luc Dardenne, filmmaker

“There is no worse material poverty than that of not being able to earn one’s daily bread. Unemployment is not inevitable; it is, rather, the result of a prior social option and an economic system that values profits more than people…..Ours is a culture of waste. This happens when the god of money is at the center of an economic system, and not the human person…..There are economic systems that have to make war to survive. ….We have to [change the world] with courage, but also with intelligence; with tenacity, but without fanaticism; with passion, but without violence; and all together, confronting conflicts, without being ensnared in them–striving to resolve tensions to reach a higher level of unity, peace, and justice. Pope Francis

“While unemployment is an ordeal for anyone, it still appears to be more traumatic for men. Men without jobs are more likely to commit crimes and go to prison. They are less likely to wed, more likely to divorce, and more likely to father a child out of wedlock. Ironically, unemployed men tend to do even less housework than men with jobs and often retreat from family life….” “The Slow Disappearance of the American Working Man,” Mike Dorning, Bloomberg Business