Harrison Hiner, a labor activist and full-employment advocate from Texas, looks back on his decision to create a Super Political Action Committee. By HARRISON HINER Super PACs have a bad reputation, and understandably so. Wealthy corporations and financial groups regularly use super PACs to spend large sums of money to influence the outcomes of elections… Read More A Grassroots Super PAC: How Voters Can Win a Federal Jobs Program
By NOREEN CONNELL The winner of the Democratic primary election for New York City mayor usually goes on to win in November, the two big exceptions being mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. Out of the eight Democratic mayoral candidates receiving endorsements and press attention, three have made strong promises about programs to create jobs,… Read More NYC’s Primary Election: A Leap Forward for A Jobs Guarantee, or Train Wreck?
By GREGORY N. HEIRES Advocates describe a Federal Jobs Guarantee as an affordable solution to the challenges of short-term and structural unemployment. If enacted, the jobs guarantee would ensure that nearly all job seekers are able to find work, and it would significantly diminish government spending on unemployment relief and the many individual, family, and… Read More A Federal Jobs Guarantee: Ending Unemployment