The job guarantee proposal charts a concrete path to securing the second pillar of the Democratizing Work manifesto, namely to decommodify work. It is an economic policy that provides open-ended public employment opportunities to anyone seeking decent, living-wage work. It is a structural stabilization policy that alleviates the economic, social, and political costs of unemployment and precarious employment. It is equity-driven and draws on a long tradition of human rights and social justice.
This seminar in the OSUN Economic Democracy Initiative’s #DemocratizingWork Global Workshop Series brought together experts and policymakers who are developing or already managing large-scale national employment policies informed by the principles of the job guarantee.
Panel discussion organized by the Economic Democracy Initiative (OSUN, Bard College) and the Democratizing Work Initiative (CLJE, Harvard Law) on 25 January 2023.