Amid rising economic insecurity, persistent racial inequities, and an uncertain future of work, a federal job guarantee is a big idea whose time has come. By ensuring that every person who wants to work has access to a quality job, a job guarantee could eliminate involuntary unemployment and raise the floor on low-wage work while building stronger communities. To produce equitable outcomes, the policy must be designed with equity in mind. That is why PolicyLink, in partnership with Darrick Hamilton and William Darity Jr., created a set of policy principles to guide the development of a federal job guarantee that delivers maximum benefits, particularly for those left behind in our current economy. This webinar features job guarantee experts and advocates discussing these principles and how to use them to assess and craft policy proposals.
- Dr. Alan Aja, Associate Professor, Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Brooklyn College
- Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
- Ady Barkan, Director of Local Progress and Director of Fed Up, Center for Popular Democracy
- Dr. William Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, Duke University
- Dr. Darrick Hamilton, Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, The New School
- Dr. Stephanie Kelton, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Stony Brook University
- Sarah Treuhaft, Senior Director, PolicyLink (Moderator)