OWS demands working group: Jobs for All!
The anarchists are not happy about this, and are trying to block its adoption by the General Assembly. If you like it, please attend, agitate, comment, circulate, whatever. If you don’t like it, please reflect on the size of the potential constituency for this agenda compared with that for your own.
TEACH-IN: DEMANDS WORKING GROUP PANEL
Saturday 3:00-5:00 PM
66 W 12th St Rm 407
Part of Day-long Teach-in sponsored by the New School Senate
What’s the story about the proposed
Jobs for All Demand?
The Demands Working Group of Occupy Wall Street unanimously endorsed and is circulating for discussion the following demand, which will be submitted to the General Assembly of OWS:
“Jobs for ALL – A Massive Public Works and Public Service Program
We demand a massive public works and public service program with direct government employment at prevailing (union) wages, paid for by taxing the rich and corporations, by immediately ending all of America’s wars, and by ending all aid to authoritarian regimes to create 25 million new jobs to:
-Expand education: cut class sizes and provide free university for all;
-Expand healthcare and provide free healthcare for all (single payer system);
-Build housing, guarantee decent housing for all;
-Expand mass transit, provided for free;
-Rebuild the infrastructure—bridges, flood control, roads;
-Research and implement clean energy alternatives; and
-Clean up the environment.
These jobs are to be open to all, regardless of documentation/immigration status or criminal record.”
Come to this open teach-in to learn about this demand, its history, and implications for the Occupations movement. We urge all to join in the discussion and to prepare their comments and proposed amendments (friendly and unfriendly!) for the General Assembly.
Demands Working Group Meeting
Sunday, 6:00 PM
Tompkins Square Park
(center, circular area right off E. 7th St., between Ave B and C)
1st Ave on L train or 2ndAve on F train
This is the working group for those who want OWS to put forward demands. All who want to help us plan for a broad-based discussion and eventual adoption of the “Jobs for All” Demand are invited!