Not enough jobs are being created in the private sector to keep up with the number of new workers who are entering the labor market. According to an AFL-CIO blog (June 7, 2010), 38 percent of Americans report that either they or someone close to them has lost a job. There are officially almost 15 million Americans now out of work, mostly due to the current economic crisis. But if those who are involuntarily working part-time and if discouraged workers are taken into account, the number is much higher.
Librarians’ Guild, AFSCME Local 2626, joins with our brothers and sisters in calling for a labor-sponsored march on Washington for jobs, peace and justice, which would have the capability of mobilizing the kind of massive army Brother Trumka spoke of; and be it finally RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the AFL-CIO and Change to Win.
The following resolution, presented by Plumbers and Fitters Local 393, was passed by unanimous vote at the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council in San Jose, California on Monday 11/16/09.
National March on Washington for Jobs, Peace, Affordable Healthcare For All
and Ending Foreclosures and Evictions
Whereas, despite the so-called economic recovery, the economic crisis for working people has [...]
[The following resolution was adopted by the Delegates Meeting of the San Francisco Labor Council on Monday, November 23, 2009.]
For a Comprehensive Labor-Led Campaign for Economic Recovery, including a National March in the spring of 2010 in Washington, D.C. for Jobs, an End to the Wars and Occupations, Affordable Healthcare and Housing For All, [...]
Stunningly bad news on the nation’s jobless rate today: Unemployment worsened in October to 10.2 percent, a huge jump from 9.8 percent in September. That’s 15.7 million jobless workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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