Posts Tagged ‘Jobs with Justice’

Recession over? Not by a long shot, says Jobs with Justice

Last week, Jobs with Justice (JWJ) and its allies organized events in more than 100 cities across the country to highlight the dire state of the economy, specifically for America’s workers.  According to recent reports, 15 million people are looking for work and one in seven Americans are living in poverty—a 15-year high .

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Making noise on K Street

My shirt is still drying and my hair might need a towel, but I didn’t want to waste any time: I just got back from representing American Rights at Work at the K Street Showdown protest in DC.

The rally was organized by the AFL-CIO, SEIU, Jobs with Justice, National People’s Action (NPA), MoveOn.org, and others – and the cold rain didn’t hamper attendance one bit. People of all ages, races, and affiliations assembled at McPherson Square, wielding signs and umbrellas, eager to take on Wall Street’s lobbyist allies. Chants ranged from “Bank of America, bad for America!” to “Move banks, get out the way!” with smatterings of “Si se puede!” and accompanied by a wide variety of percussion instruments.

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