We are calling for national program that includes following priorities:
- Priority attention should be given to job creation and retention efforts to reach the most vulnerable populations and regions.
- New jobs that are created should provide living wages and benefits and, wherever possible, the possibility of long-term employment.
- The safety net must be restored for the unemployed and the poor, including extended unemployment compensation, income support, and health care.
- The government must step in to provide jobs doing work that needs to be done in particularly distressed communities, whenever the private
sector fails to employ all those wanting to work.
By signing the Organizational Pledge Form, we work together for these principles.