Fight for Jobs! May 4 Raleigh, May 8 Washington DC
Posted by raleighfist on April 29, 2010
FIGHT FOR JOBS!
Attend Raleigh City Council Meeting
TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010 7:00 PM
222 W. HARGETT STREET, RALEIGH, NC 27601
Official Unemployment rate in NC: 11.2%
Real unemployment rate for African Americans and Latina(o)s : 27- 30%
Real unemployment rate for urban youth of color: 50 -60%
On May 4, 2010, join us in attending the Raleigh City Council meeting, where we will present our resolution and petition and demand that the City of Raleigh publicly express support and advocate for a public jobs program, and money for jobs to come to Raleigh.
WHAT IS A PUBLIC JOBS PROGRAM?
A public jobs program would put unemployed people back to work in the public sector providing services that are needed by
the community. These services would include, but are not limited to: improving community infrastructure, construction,
weatherization of low income homes, improving public transportation, food distribution (there is very little access to
fresh food in Southeast Raleigh), childcare, after school programs and summer programs for youth, education, and
healthcare. These are services which the community needs, and unemployed people would be put back to work providing these services. The private sector is not the solution to this economic crisis, and can not be seen as a solution.
Continue Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy of fighting for a job or an income for all now! Human Rights!
A JOBS PROGRAM
Sat. May 8th 12 Noon
Rally at the Dept of Labor
200 Constitution Ave. NW
(between 2nd and 3rd Sts.)
Seventy-five years ago, Pres. Roosevelt signed the executive order establishing the Works Projects Administration, the biggest public jobs program in U.S. history. Join unemployed people, trade unionists, community and youth activists and organizations from all over the country on Saturday, May 8 in Washington, D.C. to call for a real jobs program for the 30 million unemployed and underemployed people in the U.S. today.
We will protest at the Labor Dept. and then meet to plan our next steps. Joblessness is the number one crisis today. Yet, from Wall St. to Washington, bankers and politicians are determined to ignore this reality. After wasting trillions on bailing out bankers and waging wars, the only thing they want to talk about is cutting social programs, laying off more workers, busting unions and causing more misery and suffering. If we don’t unite, and raise hell, hell on earth is what we’ll have. In 1935, it took a mass struggle to win a jobs
Join us on May 8 to start a fight for a jobs program right now.
This event was initiated by the Bail Out the People Movement. Among the many organizations participating in May 8 are: Black Workers for Justice; UE 150, NC; San Francisco Central Labor Council; Moratorium Now! Coal.; Picture the Homeless; Pastors For Peace; Boston School Bus Drivers USW Local
8751; Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign; Campaign to Abolish Poverty/Coalition for Economic & Social Justice; Casa Freehold Day Laborers Org., NJ; Code Pink & Global Exchange; Rhode Island Unemployed Council; Peoples Organization for Progress; May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights; Million Worker March Movement; Labor/Community Coalition, LA; Job Is A Right Campaign, MD; Defenders For Freedom, Justice & Equality, VA; and many others.
To endorse the May 8 Jobs Protest, go towww.bailoutpeople.org/may82010endorse.shtml
www.BailoutPeople.org Phone 212-633-6646
ON THE WEST COAST
RALLY * SAT * MAY 8
12 noon to 2 p.m.
NEW FEDERAL BUILDINGFor more information: 415-738-4739 or
7TH and MISSION ST
A NATIONAL STRATEGY SUMMIT on
FIGHTING 4 THE RIGHT
TO A JOB
2 PM, CWA BUILDING, 501 THIRD ST. NW, Washington, DC
SETTING THE DATES FOR NATIONAL DAYS OF OUTRAGE
TO BAIL OUT THE UNEMPLOYED
What would a Real Jobs Program Look Like?
The Local Jobs For America Act – HR 4812, is it a solution?
ORGANIZING THE UNEMPLOYED
THE NEED FOR A JOBS PROGRAM FOR YOUTH
Reports from local campaigns to fight for jobs
SHOULD ORGANIZED LABOR CALL A MASS MARCH FOR JOBS IN D.C.?
How the fight for jobs is also a fight against anti-immigrant racism and the “Tea Party.”
A moratorium on foreclosures and extending unemployment benefits
MORATORIUM ON LAYOFFS & WORK PLACE CLOSINGS
Forging unity in the fight for the right to living wage jobs
Please send your ideas, questions or proposals to March4JOBS@gmail.com