Sat. May 8th (THIS SATURDAY) 12 Noon
Rally at the Dept of Labor
200 Constitution Ave. NW
(between 2nd and 3rd Sts.)
2 PM - A NATIONAL STRATEGY SUMMIT on
FIGHTING 4 THE RIGHT
TO A JOB
CWA BUILDING, 501 THIRD ST. NW, Washington, DC
For information about transportation from cities around the country, call 410-218-4835 or go to www.BailOutPeople.org
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.
ON THE WEST COAST
RALLY * SAT * MAY 8
12 noon to 2 p.m.
NEW FEDERAL BUILDING
7TH and MISSION ST
For more information: 415-738-4739 or
Issues we'll be talking about at the National Strategy Summit:
- 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 - where is it at?
- ORGANIZING THE UNEMPLOYED
- THE NEED FOR A JOBS PROGRAM FOR YOUTH
- Reports from local campaigns to fight for jobs
- SHOULD ORGANIZED LABOR CALL FOR A MASS MARCH FOR JOBS IN D.C.?
- How the fight for jobs is also a fight against anti-immigrant racism, the racist Arizona anti-immigrant law and the "Tea Party".
- Fighting for a moratorium on foreclosures and to extend unemployment benefits
- MORATORIUM ON LAYOFFS & WORK PLACE CLOSINGS
- Forging unity in the fight for the right to living-wage jobs
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; Donna Dewitt, Pres. South Carolina AFL-CIO, and many others.