Economic Insecurity, Employment and Unemployment
WP 07 Charles Whalen The Right to Work and the Promise of AmericaCharles J. Whalen
Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy
This paper, based on remarks prepared for the Global Forum on Democratizing Work (October 6,
2021), makes three points. First, the notion of “jobs for all” who are willing and able to work is not
new. Second, it’s also an idea that’s deeply conservative. And third, jobs for all—or what long ago
was called “the right to work”—is vital to fulfilling the promise of America.
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