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December 2, 2010

Unemployed Workers Take to The Hill to Demand Congressional Action

More than 200 unemployed workers from 17 states gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday to demand that Congress act to continue the full federal unemployment benefits programs through 2011.read more »

December 1, 2010

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) Blocks Bill to Renew Federal Unemployment Benefits

As the deadline for the expiration of federal unemployment insurance programs loomed last night, an effort to bring up a Senate bill to continue the benefits programs for a full year was blocked by Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown.read more »

November 30, 2010

Senator Baucus Introduces Full-Year Reauthorization of Federal Unemployment Insurance

Legislation to reauthorize and fully fund the federal unemployment benefit programs through 2011 has been introduced in the Senate by Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT).read more »

November 30, 2010

“What Can I Do?”

The words are on everyone's lips. People want to know what's the single most important thing they can do right now to help push the full-year continuation of federal unemployment benefit programs. We answer with a simple, four-letter word: Call!read more »

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 »

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