Jobs with Justice brought the fight for jobs into American thinking on April 15. At least twenty-seven different actions took place around the country. Activists picketed the tallest building in North Texas, the Bank of America in downtown Dallas. Five hundred leaflets were given out to the noon time passersby, including large groups of community college students from across Lamar Street.
Cartoon figures on the leaflets said, “For 30 years, corporate CEOs and Wall Street speculators have put the squeeze on workers with GLOBALIZATION and UNION-BUSTING. They used their rising profits to BUY CONGRESS, convincing them to hand out tax breaks to the rich and gut banking regulations and consumer protection. Then they invented unscrupulous mortgage and investing practices, turning Wall Street into their CASINO. When their speculation didn‘t pay off, they got Congress to bail them out to the tune of $15,000 for every household in America!
‘And where does this leave us taxpayers? Despite an encouraging increase in jobs, unemployment still stands at 9.7 PERCENT for the population as a whjole. It’s at almost 16% for ages 20-24... and 25% for ages 16-19!”
Two television cameras representing multiple stations filmed the group chanting “Jobs Now!” and “Jobs Yes, Bankers NO!” Interviews were taken in English and Spanish.
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