There will be a forum to discuss the fight for jobs and to build for the G20 Protest, Jobs March and Tent City in Raleigh on Saturday, September 5th at 11am at Harrison Library on New Bern Ave.
Endorsing organizations from North Carolina will be going up to Pittsburgh in a series of caravans. Please join us!
BEFORE THE G-20 SUMMIT A CALL TO JOIN A NATIONAL The Unemployed, the Homeless, the Hungry & the Poor must no longer be INVISIBLE & SILENT
MARCH FOR JOBS IN PITTSBURGH SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 Tent City on the Hill – Sept. 20-25 Revive Dr. King’s dream of a movement for a right to a job. If you don’t have a job, fight to get one – if you have one – fight to keep it. DEMAND: • A Jobs Program for ALL Now! • A Moratorium on Layoffs, Foreclosures & Evictions. • No Cuts in Social Services. • Fund Peoples Needs, Not War & Greed. Join the “Jobs or Income Now” caravans (cars, vans, buses) from across the country.
For Immediate Release – August 13, 2009
For More Information, Contact:
Larry Holmes 917-825-2302
Sharon Black 410-218-4835
Larry Hales 720-979-9491
Youth jobless stats “beyond scary; they’re catastrophic,” says Bob Herbert
Sept. 20 Pittsburgh march for jobs right on time
On Sunday, Sept. 20 a National March for Jobs will step off from the
historic Hill District in Pittsburgh, PA just prior to the G20 summit
declaring that the unemployed, the homeless, the hungry and the poor
must no longer be invisible and silent. This is particularly urgent for
young workers as highlighted by New York Times columnist Bob Herbert
this week. (www.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/opinion/11herbert.html)
Herbert wrote, “Two issues that absolutely undermine any rosy assessment
of last week’s employment report are the swelling ranks of the long-term
unemployed and the crushing levels of joblessness among young” workers.
… The plight of young workers, especially young men, is particularly
frightening. The percentage of young … men who are actually working is
the lowest it has been in the 61 years of record-keeping, according to
the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston.
“Only 65 of every 100 men aged 20 through 24 years old were working on
any given day in the first six months of this year. … For male
teenagers, the numbers were disastrous: only 28 of every 100 males were
employed in the 16 through 19-year-old age group. For minority
teenagers, forget about it. The numbers are beyond scary; they’re
Herbert called the 0.1 percent unemployment drop in July “wildly
deceptive,” because the decline was “not because more people found jobs,
but because 450,000 people withdrew from the labor market. They stopped
looking, so they weren’t counted as unemployed.”
Larry Hales, youth organizer for the Bail Out the People Movement, said,
“Young workers, in particular youth of color, are demanding meaningful
jobs and education, not jail or the military. The ‘free marketers’
disrupting health care town halls hide their anti-worker economic
policies that increase poverty and unemployment.”
Volunteers & funds needed CONTACT: BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE MOVEMENT BailOutPeople.org March4Jobs@gmail.com PITTSBURGH: 412-780-3813 NYC: 212-633-6646 Donate to help subsidize buses and vans and to assist with organizing costs for the “March for Jobs.” HOW YOU CAN HELP: