From Facing South:
Community Labor United -- an excellent group of grassroots activists in Louisiana and Mississippi and their allies -- have released a new dispatch about their work to ensure Gulf reconstruction serves ordinary people, not the developers, contractors and other powerful interests seeking to impose their agenda on the region.
Provide funds for all displaced families to be reunited;
Allocate the $50 billion for reconstruction to the victims of the hurricane in the form of a Victims Compensation Fund;
Accept representation on all boards that are making decisions on spending public dollars for relief and reconstruction;
Place displaced workers and residents of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in public works jobs, offering union wages;
Publicly account for and show the entire reconstruction process.
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