Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Jobs crisis worsens, Texans call for people power

Outside the federal building that houses the BLS in Dallas, activists labored to present a more honest view. With four TV news cameras on them, Herb Keenum of the Communications Workers of America and Gene Lantz of Jobs with Justice handed out leaflets that said, "...the level of workers' suffering across the nation grinds on. There are still 14.1 million (9.2%) officially looking for work, still 8.6 million involuntary part-time workers, and still 2.7 million "marginally attached" unemployed who don't count at all because they haven't even looked for work in the last 4 weeks! A quick calculation of total unemployment and total workforce shows 16.6% still in unemployment and misery.