Climate Jobs for All
Building Block for the Green New Deal
Date Written: 2018-12-03
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23213
This article discusses the federal jobs guarantee (JG) concept which is also known as "jobs for all." The advocates of JG generally include climate protection as one of many types of work beneficial to the public that might be included in a jobs guarantee program.
This May Varshini Prakash and Sarah Meyerhoff, two leaders of the youth climate movement Sunrise, wrote an article titled "It's Time for the Climate Movement to Embrace a Federal Jobs Guarantee." They called for a policy through which "the government directly employs anyone who wants a job but doesn’t have one."They arguedthat a jobs guarantee program with a strong focus on stopping and preparing for climate change might "quickly marshal public support and resources behind climate action."