Economic and Social Justice

Date: March 2nd, 2011 On this we had: Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, joins us for a discussion of Rep. John Conyers' 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act, and the issue of the extended and unacceptable unemployment rate in the United States. Dean Baker is an expert on housing, consumer prices, Social Security, Medicare, trade, and unemployment. (Learn more about Dean Baker here.) An interview with Dean Baker and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky regarding the recommendations of the Deficit Commission and their views on the economy can be found at can be found at: Julie Kerksick, former administrator of Wisconsin's Division of Family and Economic Security, will also join the call. She has spent her entire professional career working with, and on behalf of, unemployed and low-income workers. Kerksick has helped design public policies, but has also shared in the responsibility of translating those policies into effective operating programs and procedures. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the National Transitional Jobs Network.

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11-04-2015 Economic & Social Justice

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Listen to the November call as the team welcomes special guests guests Paul Krehbiel, chief negotiator for 5,000 RN's in Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and coordinator of Los Angeles Labor for Bernie; Anne Mitchell, union representative for Local 1199 SEIU, and part of the NY Labor for Bernie Campaign; and Sheilah Garland-Olaniran, Political Organizer for National Nurses United (NNU) in IL and MO. NNU is the first national union to endorse Bernie Sanders for Democratic nominee for President. They will be discussing organized labor and their support for a President Bernie Sanders.