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Shanker Blog » A "Decent Work" Solution To America's Jobs Crisis

A “Decent Work” Solution To America’s Jobs Crisis

Decent work? Some days, it sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? It also brings to mind an old saying, favored by the AFL-CIO’s late president, Lane Kirkland, that if work were so great, the rich would have kept it for themselves.

But the truth is that work is one of life’s realities. For most people, it is the sole source of income. Work also can bring great personal satisfaction. Whether self-employed or working for a large multinational corporation, we all aspire to jobs that are interesting, safe, and pay a good wage with benefits – a job that can support a family, with something left over. Even these days, when people are happy to have ANY job, we still want THAT kind of a job: Decent work at decent pay.

But “decent work” is much more than a daydream – it is a concrete social and economic policy issue that is at

Record high temperatures + donations = broken thermometer!

Record high temperatures + donations = broken thermometer!
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Record high temperatures + donations = broken thermometer!

Ol' Thermy here is having trouble keeping up.

There have been record high temperatures across the country today. And with your help, we’ve raised more in a single day than we ever have before!

So I guess we shouldn’t be too mad at our glitchy fundraising thermometer :)

As of 7:38 EDT, we’ve collected $6,841 in online donations! That doesn’t include the amounts on the checks people have written and mailed today– but we certainly appreciate those as well! If you haven’t already done so, click over to the Support page to find out how to donate the old-fashioned way– or head up to the donate button if that’s more your style.

Don’t want to miss all the real-reform-supporting, thermometer-smashing fun, do you? ;) Please help us get to our goal of $10,000!
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