Friday, February 19, 2021

Demanding 'Dignified Work and a Living Wage' as Legal Rights, Ayanna Pressley Unveils Jobs Guarantee Resolution — Jake Johnson,

"It's time to establish a legal right to a job for all people in America," said the Massachusetts Democrat. "A federal job guarantee is an important investment in the American people, our communities, and an equitable economy that works for all. It affirms the right to meaningful, dignified work and a living wage."

The 16-page resolution (pdf), introduced amid widespread economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, invokes as inspiration the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which placed the right to employment and decent pay at the heart of the civil rights struggle. 

Great news. Now there's a legal document as an actual proposal spelling it out.

1 comment:

Andrew Anderson said...

What's needed is equal protection under the law* and other justice**, not guaranteed wage slavery.

* .eg. an equal Citizen's Dividend to replace ALL fiat creation for private interests such as for the banks and asset owners.

**.eg. limits to land ownership to eliminate the problem of rentiers.