by Trudy Goldberg According to Erica Smiley and Sarita Gupta, our future would be a lot brighter and our democracy much healthier if collective bargaining were much more widespread and applied to economic encounters beyond the workplace. Smiley is Executive Director of Jobs with Justice, and Gupta is currently the Ford Foundation’s Vice President of… Read More Review of The Future We Need: Organizing for a Better Democracy in the Twenty-First Century by Erica Smiley and Sarita Gupta, ILR Press, 2022
The Connecticut Jobs and Human Rights Task Force is the outcome of a 2021 virtual New Haven Town Hall meeting to raise consciousness of the problem of unemployment in Connecticut and the need for sustainable jobs that meet human needs. Building on a model initiated in Dayton Ohio and later implemented in Memphis Tennessee by… Read More NJFAN’s Connecticut Jobs and Human Rights Task Force Expands Outreach: Former Social Work Interns Join Staff as Organizers
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
SPECIAL REPORT 7 October 2013 [slightly edited 6/16] by June Zaccone, Assoc. Prof. of Economics (Emerita), Hofstra University and NJFAC Executive Committee The official unemployment rate fails to reveal the full social burden that our slow recovery imposes on workers and on our economy as well. This limitation is created by the disappearance of millions… Read More Why are Men of Prime Age Missing from the Labor Force?
Timothy A. Canova The late Bill Dixon, a senior partner at the Rodey law firm in Albuquerque, was an expert on First Amendment law and defender of individual rights and liberties. Before his untimely death in 2003, Dixon also sounded the alarm about the growing use of international trade agreements to undermine our national sovereignty… Read More Trade Pacts vs. National Sovereignty