Action: Jobs Emergency National Day of Action Tomorrow

Protest Senators (and their corporate backers) who are blocking good jobs and a real recovery.
We will not accept a “Jobless Recovery”!

We demand:
  • Full and Fair Employment. Congress must recognize the jobs emergency. Pass legislation like the Local Jobs for America Act, extend the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families emergency fund jobs subsidies program, extend unemployment insurance, heed President Obama’s call to renew the countries’ infrastructure and create a national infrastructure bank, and other bills that will create jobs, protect public services, and help get our economy going again.
  • Wall Street must pay their fair share for the crisis they created. A tax on financial speculation could raise $200-$500 billion every year.

The Jobs Emergency:
  • Fifteen million workers – about 10% – are unemployed
  • There is only one job opening for every 5 people seeking work
  • Cuts to vital public services that will put another half million+ people out of work are looming
  • Without a major Federal investment, jobless rates will be 8-13% into the next decade
  • This jobs deficit is deeper and longer-lasting than any post WWII recession.
We need government intervention
to lift this country out of deep joblessness.
While the Corporate agenda is creating hysteria about the federal budget deficit, Congress – particularly the Senate - is doing nothing to help the REAL crisis: the JOBS DEFICIT. When Wall Street was in crisis, Congress found hundreds of billions of dollars to bail them out. We need to respond to the jobs crisis with the same urgency. The best way to get our economy going again is to put people back to work.

Over the next 3 months, JwJ coalitions are mobilizing in multiple important ways to redefine what’s possible and make job creation a federal priority, including:

Learn more about our campaign to win Full & Fair Employment and an economy that works for everyone.

September 15 Jobs Emergency Day of Action is organized by Jobs with Justice. National endorsing organizations include:

American Federation of Government Employees
Americans for Democratic Action
Center for Media and Democracy
Communications Workers of America
Grassroots Global Justice
National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Employment Law Project
Progressive Democrats of America
Right to the City
Service Employees International Union
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America
United Food & Commercial Workers
US Action
US Student Association

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