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November 28, 2010

Remembering the stigma of the unemployment line

An absolute must-read by George Wentworth, this Op-Ed appeared in the Sunday edition of The Day newspaper in New London, Connecticut. This is why we do the work that we do.read more »

November 28, 2010

“The Unemployed Held Hostage, Again” - The New York Times’ Lead Editorial

The Times' editors write: "President Obama should pound the table for a clean, yearlong extension of unemployment benefits, and should excoriate phony deficit hawks in both parties who say that jobless benefits are too costly, even as they pass vastly more expensive tax cuts for the rich."read more »

November 28, 2010

On Grassroots Organizing of the Unemployed During the Holidays

A guest post from John Dodds, Director of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, which has organized the unemployed and the poor to fight for economic justice since 1975.read more »

November 24, 2010

Will Congress Turn Its Back On Jobless Americans?

An Op-Ed in The Nation by Christine Owens - Congress has apparently decided that unemployed people are an expensive nuisance. Just in time for their own Thanksgiving break, a minority in the House of Representatives last week successfully blocked re-authorization of federal unemployment benefits, effectively yanking the safety net that has kept millions of Americans from total devastation.read more »

November 22, 2010

Countdown to Nov. 30: Meet MK from Zionsville, IN

Her career in channel management for software and hardware firms thrown into chaos by the recession, 56-year old MK is a single mom with a daughter in college and a 91-year old mother. After losing one job to recessionary downsizing, she found another position 11 months later -- only to learn after four months that this new job was really only temporary.read more »

November 21, 2010

Members of Congress Urge Investigation into Discrimination Against the Unemployed

Responding to reports that some employers have been discriminating against unemployed workers in their hiring practices, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) has called for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to open an investigation. A letter from Rep. Johnson to EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien urging the investigation has been signed by 58 members of Congress.read more »

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