Sadly, the Obama administration appears to be wavering in its support of Jones. This is not acceptable.
We have a chance now to make pay equity real for women across the country. We can invest in a new, green economy that asserts the principles of pay equity from its very inception.
Investment in public transit and clean energy yields immediate economic growth, and it brings America long-term dividends in good-paying jobs, consumer savings on transportation and heating bills, and cleaner, safer air to breathe.
All signals point to Obama investing heavily in green collar jobs. The labor force and manufacturing capacity of GM provides a perfect springboard for a national green jobs initiative.
It's been a hard fall. That's why I couldn't imagine a better time for Van Jones to release his new book: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.