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MARCH 2014 UNEMPLOYMENT DATA
          (U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS)

Officially unemployed: 10.5 million (6.7%)
Hidden unemployment 13.5 million

Total: 24.0 million (14.8% of the labor force)
[There are
well over 5 job-wanters* for each available job.]

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 RECENT COALITION WORK AND FUNDING APPEAL

CONFERENCE: AN ECONOMIC BILL of RIGHTS for the 21st CENTURY [Watch videos here. Click on images for more]

An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century

Humphrey-HawkinsFull Employment & Training Act [HR 1000]Conyers Bill] 42 Co-Sponsors HH-1000 Summary

Coalition Work and Activities
What it Will Take to Tackle the Climate Crisis, Collins & Goldberg,
We Need A WPA For Our Time, Nancy Rose [revision of us16]
Economic Progress Quiz, Bell, 8/13
NJFAC Leaflet MARCH ON WASHINGTON
An Answer to Unemployment: A Jobs-for-All Bill, Conyers & Harvey
The Fiscal Cliff: Why a Solution to Unemployment is the Key
flyer
5/13
CBO Estimates of Cyclically-Adjusted Deficit:Shrinking
3/13
A Debate on Back to Full Employment, Harvey and Pollin
Why Are Men of Prime Age Missing from the Labor Force? Zaccone 10/13
Is the Decline in the Labor Force Participation Rate During This Recession Permanent?
Zaccone
9/13
Union Decline: Irrelevance, Suicide or Murder? [rev. 9/13]
Zaccone
Newsletter, Fall 2012
Jobs Legislation Before Congress Take Action  Jobs Proposals AFSCME Resolution on Job Creation
Facts about Social Security
2013, NJFAC, 6/13 
Has Globalization Destroyed the American Middle Class?
Zaccone
5/12
The Struggle for Full Employment: Not a New Idea & Not a New Struggle [video]
Can the Jobs Gap Be Filled through Temporary Public-sector Positions? Harvey 3/12 FRB, Atlanta See also Goldberg, Temporary Emergency Relief Adm
Trudy Goldberg speaks at United States of Unemployment [video] [May Day] 
from the 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
How Growing Inequality Led to Shrinking Democracy, Meltdown, & Mass Unemployment,
Goldberg 9/11
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
NJFAC flyer on jobs crisis--
discuss jobs with your neighbors
Facts about Social Security
2012
FIRST FRIDAY VIGIL FOR JOBS   call
National Conference to Create Living-Wage Jobs for All, Meet Human Needs & Sustain the Environment  conference schedule DC37 report Rev. Gary Dorrien, Economic Crash, Economic Democracy, and the Economics of Empire
DRIVE FOR DECENT WORK RESOLUTION
DRIVE FOR DECENT WORK
blog
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?
Social Security quiz: What's in It for Younger People?
[interactive] [pdf]
Una Prueba: ¿Que Le Ofrece El Seguro Social A Las Personas Jovenes? [interactive] [pdf file]
Military Spending and Jobs: A Quiz

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.


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