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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 ó in both parties ó 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 »

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