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

Download PDF >> 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.  Proposed Content of a 2020 Democratic Party Platform Pledge of a Federal Job Guarantee: Informed by Analysis of Democratic Party Platforms, 1932-2016 By Trudy Goldberg and Philip Harvey https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/app-categories/elections-and-transitions/party-platforms This paper consists… Read More Proposed Content of a 2020 Democratic Party Platform Pledge of a Federal Job Guarantee: Informed by Analysis of Democratic Party Platforms, 1932-2016

Precarious Work in the Pre-COVID Economy

President Trump’s ability to boast about overseeing an economy in which unemployment reached a 50-year low was short-lived because of the virus-induced economic crisis. But the true story, as pointed out in an editorial note in the February issue of Monthly Review Magazine, is that the administration’s track record on jobs never matched the rosy… Read More Precarious Work in the Pre-COVID Economy

The Coronavirus Crisis and Lessons from the New Deal

Pointing out that our fight against the deadly coronavirus is comparable to engaging in a war, Robert Leighninger and Harvey Smith assert in their article shared here that New Deal measures to combat the Great Depression equipped the United States for victory in World War II. In today’s war, too, we face mass unemployment.    When… Read More The Coronavirus Crisis and Lessons from the New Deal

Economic Justice, Jobs for All, and the Coronavirus Pandemic

View this email in your browser Economic Justice, Jobs for All, and the Coronavirus Pandemic Dear Friends and Partners in the Advocacy of Jobs for All, We write to you at this time of national crisis–with compassion and hope for your safety and the future of our country. This dreadful Pandemic is plaguing a nation… Read More Economic Justice, Jobs for All, and the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Third Attempt to Achieve a Federal Job Guarantee: What Will It Take?

By Trudy Goldberg Twice since World War II Congress has seriously considered a federal job guarantee or, as Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed in his landmark Economic or Second Bill of Rights, “the right to a useful and remunerative job.” Roosevelt considered this assurance of living-wage employment the “first and most fundamental” economic right, because it… Read More The Third Attempt to Achieve a Federal Job Guarantee: What Will It Take?