A month-long effort by UCubed leaders and activists to craft a guiding document for the Ur Union of Unemployed has resulted in a 21-point plan that is unique for priorities it identified, as well as for how the plan was developed.
Nearly 450 UCubed activists participated in an online survey to solicit, debate and refine suggestions for an action plan to put more than 30 million unemployed Americans back to work. Click here to view the plan.
“Now that the Hire US, America plan is finalized, the next step is to secure its endorsement by state and federal candidates for office,” said UCubed Acting Executive Director Rick Sloan. “UCubed leaders and jobs activists will be visiting campaign headquarters this summer and asking them to support the Hire US, America plan.”
“The unemployment numbers for May are expected to show a dramatic increase in jobs,” said Sloan. “But we cannot rely on the invisible hand of the market to create jobs. It’s not calloused enough. And it’s always too busy fingering its trading programs. We need an aggressive plan that does what the private sector cannot do: put 30 million Americans back to work. That’s what the Hire US, America plan starts to do.”
Ur Union of Unemployed, or UCubed, is a community service project of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) designed to assist the millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans, and to provide them with a structure that allows them to take advantage of their growing numbers. For more information, visit Ur Union of Unemployed.