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Feedback: Time to Invest in Jobs

National unemployment is bordering on 10 percent and the country’s economy is still in critical condition. This is the time to invest in jobs and put our fellow Americans back to work.

National unemployment is bordering on 10 percent and the country’s economy is still in critical condition. This is the time to invest in jobs and put our fellow Americans back to work. AFSCME is spearheading an effort for Congress to pass comprehensive legislation to save and create jobs and protect the vital services that working families rely on in these troubled times. Here is what some AFSCME members say about our union’s jobs campaign:

Breaking the Vicious Cycle

Linda Vuono
Linda Vuono (Photo Credit: Patricia Bauer)

"A focus on jobs is crucial. What we are going through right now is scary. We need jobs to make our economy and our industry solvent. People who don’t have jobs have limited purchasing power, which limits the strength of our economy. It’s a vicious cycle."

Linda Vuono
Administrative Assistant,
Bucks County, Parks & Recreation
President of Local 1598,
District Council 88 (Pennsylvania)

Staying Afloat

Jackie
Jackie Ferguson-Miyamoto (Photo credit: Jodi Edo Chai)

"It’s critical that the jobs bill includes financial support for state and local governments — because it is during these tough economic times, when families and businesses are trying to stay afloat, that government services are needed the most."

Jackie Ferguson-Miyamoto
Office Assistant, State Department of Transportation President of the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA)/Local 152



The Key to a Secure Tomorrow

James Hicks
James Hicks (Photo credit: Joe Weidner)

"To build a strong future for all, we must put the nation back to work. Everyone should be involved and push Congress to pass legislation that will create the jobs that support families and build strong communities. The key to a secure tomorrow means investing in jobs and rebuilding our highways, hospitals and schools."

James Hicks
Registered Sanitarian,
Columbus City Health Department
Vice-president of Local 2191,
Council 8 (Ohio)

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