Many reading this, or who listen to the show most likely find themselves in a position of being unemployed, or underemployed. As the unemployment numbers show part of the picture, there is the reality that there are many that are not counted in that particular number. There are those that have “fallen off the cliff” so to speak as far as their unemployment benefits are concerned, and far more that are working in unfavorable positions that are simply not counted as far as what is reported in the media.
In the United States, the richest country in the world, it should be possible for a person to find work that is not only dignified, but is also free of discrimination, cronyism and exploitation. There are many obstacles that are in the way of accomplishing this in our society. Worse yet, most people feel isolated in the endeavor of survival.
With the inspiration of Occupy last fall, Occupy Sandy these past weeks, and of Debt Strike/Rolling Jubilee it has been shown that the people of this great country can make a difference, and the truth of the matter is that those that are unemployed or underemployed is a rather large demographic.
With the combined efforts between the people, unions, organizations and employers a difference can be made. Perhaps as Americans we can return to a environment of “an honest day’s work for an honest dollar”. This is not an easy task, nor an immediate one as we endure part of our own elected government acting in obstructionist behaviors, but one that is accomplishable over time through working together.
# If you are an employer, or employed by a company, or workers co-op that can add employees get in touch with us.
# If you are part of a union or advocate organization that can help, get in touch with us.
# If you are unemployed or underemployed, join us to help create a solution.
In the very near future we will be adding a section to this website that will display available jobs, and opportunities with dignity for those that are unemployed or underemployed. With your help many people will be able to work again creating a sustainable life for many. By working together in solidarity, we can be successful.
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