Sunrise Movement: Environmental Group Joins the Fight for a Federal Jobs Guarantee

    By GREGORY N. HEIRES An environmental activist group has included the federal jobs guarantee as a key component of its national campaign to address the climate crisis. The Sunrise Movement’s campaign for a Green New Deal includes a call for investing $10 trillion to create 15 million jobs over 10 years. In March,… Read More Sunrise Movement: Environmental Group Joins the Fight for a Federal Jobs Guarantee

Environmental Group Joins the Fight for a Federal Jobs Guarantee

Sunrise Movement calls for a Green New Deal in Chicago, February 2019. By GREGORY N. HEIRES An environmental activist group has included the federal jobs guarantee as a key component of its national campaign to address the climate crisis. The Sunrise Movement’s campaign for a Green New Deal includes a call for investing $10 trillion… Read More Environmental Group Joins the Fight for a Federal Jobs Guarantee

The Federal Job Guarantee: A Step Toward Racial Justice

Cross-posted from Dissent Magazine: >> https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/federal-job-guarantee-racial-justice-darrick-hamilton   Subscribe to Dissent Magazine Works Progress Administration poster by Harry Herzog, 1936, via Library of Congress. (Click for large version.) by Darrick Hamilton ▪ November 9, 2015 The conventional discourse about racial disparity in America is a myth. It’s a myth upheld by Democrats, Republicans, blacks, and whites alike;… Read More The Federal Job Guarantee: A Step Toward Racial Justice

Supply-Side Measures: Reduced Work Time

by Trudy Goldberg, Chair, National Jobs for All Coalition Another strategy to reduce unemployment is to reduce work time. This can be done by decreasing the length of the work day or increasing the number of vacation days. This strategy has been proposed as a means of dealing with chronic unemployment or of reducing mass… Read More Supply-Side Measures: Reduced Work Time

Youth Unemployment

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth  BLS Unemployment 16-19, 1970-2015 Hispanic data are not seasonally adjusted. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/06/the-real-reason-that-young-people-cant-find-jobs/372514/ Unemployment rates of young black men [age 16 to 19] 1972 to the present College Enrollment and Work Activity of High School Graduates (Annual) BLS “Out of School, Out of Work . . . Out of Luck? NYC’s Disconnected… Read More Youth Unemployment