Should Occupy Wall Street
Demand JOBS FOR ALL?
(RADIO AND WEBCAST)
Tuesday, December 13, 8-10 PM
66 West 12th Street (room 407)
Since October, Occupy Wall Street has debated what, if anything, the movement should demand. The Demands Working Group, The Labor Outreach Committee, OWS en Espanol, The Jobless Working Group of Occupy Wall Street, the People’s Organization for Progress and Occupy Harlem have all endorsed the proposed demand: “Jobs for ALL—a Massive Public Works and Public Service Program.” This demand has been twice debated by the OWS General Assembly and will soon go back to the GA for a decision.
Join the discussion! Come to the open forum, hear discussion from the panel and participate from the floor—for and against this demand, other demands, any demands. This forum will be webcast worldwide and broadcast on WBAI.
Text of the proposed demand:
Jobs for ALL—A Massive Public Works and Public Service Program
We demand a democratically-controlled public works and public service program, with direct government employment, to create 25 million new jobs at good union wages. The new jobs will go to meeting the needs of the 99%, including education, healthcare, housing, mass transit, and clean energy. The program will be funded by raising taxes on the rich and corporations and by ending all U.S. wars. Employment in the program will be open to all, regardless of immigration status or criminal record.
THIS IS A PROPOSAL, NOT AN OFFICIAL DEMAND OF OWS
For more info: Demandsows@gmail.com 504-520-9521 http://www.nycga.net/groups/demands/
Forum Sponsored by Demands Working Group of OWS, Labor Outreach Committee of OWS, OWS en Espanol