I am writing in response to your article (Hoppe, "A Jobless Recovery" Sept. 16-23). I am an intern at Central Indiana Jobs with Justice, located in Indianapolis. [T]he issue of young people's lack of involvement in unions... is an issue Jobs with Justice has been trying to address since its formation. When most people think of unions, they think of the concept as outdated or an older generation's issue. The truth is, unions affect young people in many ways from their involvement in community and policy advocacy to setting the framework for fair wages for workers. Students in particular must be engaged in the movement, particularly with the economic crisis at a time when so many students are facing graduation and entering the work force. With that said, I would like to urge your young readers to get involved with Jobs with Justice to have a voice in the union and labor movement. Centralindianajwj.org is the website where readers can sign up for email alerts about events and ways to get involved including petition signing and calling senators. Young people do not have to be in a union to be involved in the labor movement. Just go to the website and sign the pledge!
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Jobs with Justice Intern