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Coalition Work and Activities
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
Newsletter: Fall 2015
for All, Trudy Goldberg
at the Left Forum, 5/15 Green
Jobs for All: Two Crises: One Solution, NJFAC
Put America to Work
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
Pacts vs. National Sovereignty, Canova,
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Corporate
Agenda, Zaccone, updated
Something to Future Generations: A Climate Change Challenge,
Goldberg & Collins, Huffington Post 4/14
When Government Helped, Collins
& Goldberg. Book
Review by Heires
Policy Should Include New Deal-Style Work Programs Goldberg,
of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Conyers, Goldberg
& Collins 12/13
Debate on Back to Full Employment,
Harvey and Pollin
Is the Decline
in the Labor Force Participation Rate During This Recession Permanent?
Union Decline: Irrelevance,
Suicide or Murder? Zaccone [rev. 9/13]
Has Globalization Destroyed the American
Middle Class? Zaccone 5/12
Struggle for Full Employment: Not a New Idea & Not a New Struggle
from Review of Black Political Economy 12/11:
to Large-Scale Federal Job Creation
Ginsburg, Full Employment
and Employment as a Right
Harvey, Learning from
the New Deal[Jobs Programs]
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
for Decent Work blog
Programs & Stimulus II:What We Can Learn from New Deal Programs
Work & Public Investment," Ginsburg
& Goldberg, NLF, v17(1), Spr 2008
Shared Prosperity and the Drive
for Decent Work [Rev.]htm file Sponsors/Supporters
Drive for Decent Work--gaps, opportunities
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
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TO BE OF USE, Marge Piercy
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."
“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.”
"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,"
Dorning, Bloomberg Business