Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Phila. Federation of Teachers providing FREE bus seating to 'One Nation' Rally in Washington on Oct. 2
Friday, September 17, 2010
On September 15, Jobs with Justice coalitions and allies in more than 100 cities nationwide brought the voices of workers, community members, and the unemployed into the debate on how to move forward on a jobs plan that would put people back to work immediately. With 15 million people out of work and one in seven Americans living below the official poverty line, the time is now for Congress to take bold action to move the country towards full and fair employment and to ensure that Wall Street pays their fair share.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Could you imagine a Philadelphia without libraries, firefighters, trash collection, or even basic after school activities for our children?
Could you imagine a city that serves only its billionaires, and taxes only its poor?
Could you imagine a city without livable jobs?
That's the Philadelphia that C.E.O.'s at big businesses like Comcast, Verizon, and Sunoco would love to make a reality.
Tomorrow, with our neighbors, our co-workers, we fight back.
Tomorrow, we take our fight for jobs and a fair economy to the streets.
Tomorrow, we tell big business: pay your fair share.
Join us in part of a nationwide Emergency Day of Action for jobs.
When:: 12 pm - 1 pm, Wednesday, 9/15/2010
Where: : Corner of Broad and Walnut Sts., Philadelphia
What:: SOS Jobs: A Rally for Jobs
Don't let City Council forget that this is a city of people, not corporations. Let's remind them what a fair city economy looks like: funding for city services, fair employment, and an end to tax breaks for millionaire and billionaire corporations.
Endorsed by AFSCME District 47, Philadelphia NAACP, Philadelphia One Nation Organizing Committee, Coalition for Labor Union Women, Media Mobilization Project, Philadelphia Unemployment Project, Coalition for Essential Services, Act Up Philadelphia, National Jobs with Justice, and Progressive Democrats for America.
Corporate America isn't going to know what hit 'em.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Link: Banker's Song (we didn't see it coming) (Autotune The News)
Link: How Wall Street made the crisis worse (NPR and ProPublica)
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Here's what sustainers will help us accomplish this fall:
- Kick off an exciting campaign to win rights for local workers and community members up in the area around Temple;
- work alongside city residents and public service workers in a fierce direct action campaign to keep city workers fairly employed, and keep essential services like libraries, pools, after-school programming, and more free and open;
- fight alongside workers and unions in solidarity during contract fights and other workplace disputes;
- connect faith leaders and labor with our September Labor in the Pulpits program in coordination with Philadelphia AFL-CIO, Interfaith Workers' Justice, and dozens of congregations in and around the city;
- build student leadership and training the next generation of organizers through our Student Labor Action Project;
- push for local, state and national legislation to guarantee full employment, fair jobs, and funded public services in coordination with National Jobs with Justice; and
- mobilize for direct actions on 9/15, 10/2, and more to force big business to pay its fair share.
We have an amazing movement full of excited volunteers, staff, interns, and allies, all ready to launch this full slate of programming. Help make our vision for Fall 2010 a reality by signing up as a monthly sustainer with Philadelphia Jobs with Justice.
Thank you for your support--you are what makes this movement happen.