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September 2015 Unemployment Data--the Full Count
    (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Officially unemployed: 7.9 million (5.1%)
Hidden unemployment 12.0 million

Total: 19.9 million (12.2% of the labor force)



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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

REPORT: Recent Coalition Work

GoodJobsforAll Newsletter: Fall 2015
Green Jobs for All, Trudy Goldberg at the Left Forum, 5/15 Green Jobs for All: Two Crises: One Solution, NJFAC flyer, 5/15
Put America to Work Campaign
Hear the Voices of the Unemployed!
Blog of Labor Journalist Greg Heires, NJFAC Exec. Com
TPP: The trade deal you aren't allowed to know about until it hits you! Collins, 5/15 More info at www.tppfreezones.org
Trade Pacts vs. National Sovereignty, Canova, 6/15
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Corporate Agenda, Zaccone, updated 6/15

Leaving Something to Future Generations: A Climate Change Challenge, Goldberg & Collins, Huffington Post 4/14
When Government Helped, Collins & Goldberg. Book 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
A Debate on Back to Full Employment, Harvey and Pollin
Is the Decline in the Labor Force Participation Rate During This Recession Permanent? Zaccone 5/15
Union Decline: Irrelevance, Suicide or Murder? Zaccone [rev. 9/13]
Has Globalization Destroyed the American Middle Class? Zaccone 5/12
The Struggle for Full Employment: Not a New Idea & Not a New Struggle [video]
from Review of Black Political Economy 12/11:
   Goldberg, Challenges to Large-Scale Federal Job Creation
   Ginsburg, Full Employment and Employment as a Right
   Harvey, Learning from the New Deal[Jobs Programs]
The Jobs Crisis: How to Solve It & Begin to Fix Our Broken Economy Goldberg & Rosenthal, New Politics, Winter 2011
Federal Debt: Who Ran up the Bill? Who’ll Pay It?, Zaccone [rev. 6/12]
Back To Work: A Public Jobs Proposal For Economic Recovery Harvey, Demos
Drive for Decent Work Resolution
Drive for Decent Work
Job Programs & Stimulus II:What We Can Learn from New Deal Programs
Stricker, 4/09
"Decent Work & Public Investment," Ginsburg & Goldberg, NLF, v17(1), Spr 2008
Shared Prosperity and the Drive for Decent Work [Rev.]htm file   Sponsors/Supporters of legislation
Drive for Decent Work--gaps, opportunities
¿Que Paso Con La Prosperidad Compartida?

"There is plenty of evidence that unemployment has many far-reaching effects other than loss of income, including psychological harm, loss of work motivation, skill and self-confidence, increase in ailments and morbidity (and even mortality rates), disruption of family relations and social life, hardening of social exclusion and accentuation of racial tensions and gender asymmetries." Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999), pp.94-95. [Sen is winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics.]

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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.

"In truth, the average American not only wants to work, but strives to do a good job. People don’t want 20 hours a week; they want a real job—a full-time, 40-hour a week job. And it’s more than just the money. They want a destination, a place to go when they get up in the morning, something productive to give their lives structure. Such a pity that even so modest a goal as having a full-time job is now considered a “luxury.” David Macaray, LA playwright and author and former union rep.

"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

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