Sarita Gupta

Sarita Gupta is the executive director of Jobs with Justice, a national network of more than 40 local coalitions of labor, community, student, and faith organizations, working together to build a broader global movement for economic and social justice.

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Seniors face another obstacle to their retirement: their student debt. (Photo: smartfat/flickr/cc) Views
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:30am
Cradle to Grave: Student Debt Now Bankrupting Seniors
As if aging in America isn’t hard enough these days, a new government report has uncovered that seniors are facing yet another barrier to a secure retirement: their student debt. Once thought to be a young person’s issue, new data released by the Government Accountability Office shows that older...
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 10:15am
Beyond the Minimum Wage: What’s Really Keeping Hourly Workers in Poverty?
In the debate about poverty and rising economic inequality, we need to think beyond the minimum wage. When we talk about poverty it’s difficult to track—and give voice to—all of the different ideas around causes and solutions that need attention. Multiply those competing demands exponentially and...
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Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 9:15am
Fighting Poverty Wages
We’re at a critical moment in our economic recovery that requires real leadership and people power to ensure true economic democracy in our country. There is incredible work being done to build a strong antipoverty movement, and spaces like these are fundamental to encourage an open dialogue about...
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 2:31pm
A Grand Swindle: What We Don’t Need Now Is a Bad “Grand Bargain”
In the 2012 elections, the American people voted for strengthening our economy and putting people back to work. “We’re all in this together” defeated “You’re on your own.” Or so we thought.
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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:47am
Tax Breaks Are Not Sufficient to Restore Employment
There is a depressing complicity among much of the political leadership about the recession. Many politicians seem prepared to accept that we will have sky-high rates of unemployment for the indefinite future. Projections from the Congressional Budget Office and other authoritative forecasts show the situation improving little over the next few years.
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Monday, September 6, 2010 - 11:18am
Jobs Emergency
It's been two years since the Lehman Brothers collapse set off a global financial meltdown. The government bailed out big Wall Street banks and they're now making bumper earnings. Major corporations are sitting on $8 trillion in cash reserves, the biggest pile since 1963.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 12:13pm
Jobs Crisis Needs Drastic Action
Without jobs, people lose hope. Without hope, there is no future. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs this year in the aftermath of the Wall Street collapse. Good jobs continue to disappear. Millions of young people leaving high school and college this year aren't finding jobs. This is the nation's No. 1 crisis, because without jobs, people lose their homes. They stop buying medicine. They go to bed hungry. They feel worthless and useless. They lose hope.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 2:02pm
One Year After the Bank Bailout, We Still Need a People’s Economic Recovery
One year ago Jobs with Justice, a coalition of labor and community organizations, took to the streets to oppose the Bush Administration's bailout of Wall Street's banks and other financial institutions. We warned against transferring public money to private banks through Bush's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) without some level of public ownership and control. But the TARP passed as is, entrusting the banks to put money back into the economy and help put the brakes on the recession. Instead, these corporate criminals stole our money.
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