People’s World to co-sponsor Sunday town hall forum on unemployment crisis

Unemployment is at Depression levels, and with the new surge in COVID-19 infections, joblessness may grow still worse. The important HEROES Act, if passed over GOP objections in the Senate, will relieve only the crisis’ most severe symptoms. Meanwhile the Trump administration, when not declaring the country “pandemic free” and attempting to bully workers back to job sites, is stoking division and hatred with a vengeance.

With the November election just around the corner, millions are wondering: What’s it going to take to make life livable again?

These issues and more will be addressed at the upcoming Town Hall Forum on the Unemployment Crisis on Sunday August 16 at 8:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 Central and 5:00 Pacific. It is co-sponsored by People’s World and Organizing Upgrade.

The forum will feature conversations with:

* Elise Bryant, President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)

* Kooper Caraway, President, Sioux City Central Labor Council

* Brad Crowder, Austin Unemployed

* Bill Fletcher, Executive Editor of and former director of TransAfrica Forum

* Joe Henry, President, Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens

* Judith LeBlanc, Director, Native Organizers Alliance.

Click  here to register.

Unemployment is not going to disappear without concerted action from working-class people, both employed and jobless. Our country needs thoughtful creative ideas and militant action. Join us at the town hall to strategize and organize.

See you on Sunday.


People’s World
People’s World

People’s World is a voice for progressive change and socialism in the United States. It provides news and analysis of, by, and for the labor and democratic movements to our readers across the country and around the world. People’s World traces its lineage to the Daily Worker newspaper, founded by communists, socialists, union members, and other activists in Chicago in 1924.