How a Federal Jobs Guarantee Can Help Democrats Win in 2024
5-Step Guide on How a Federal Jobs Guarantee
Can Help Democrats Win in 2024
1. What is a Federal Jobs Guarantee?
Even in today’s economy with a near-record low unemployment rate of 3.8%, millions of Americans are still struggling to afford the basic necessities of life and nearly half of American families are either poor or low-wealth.
A Federal Jobs Guarantee is a government program that would provide a job for any adult who is unable to find full-time employment in the private sector. All jobs created under this program will pay a living wage plus health care coverage, paid family, and sick leave. The government would create jobs by investing in health care, education, infrastructure, climate change solutions, and other socially useful goods and services.
By reducing the fear of unemployment, a Federal Jobs Guarantee would greatly increase the bargaining power of all working people to gain higher wages, better benefits, and improved working conditions from the bottom up.