Wednesday February 24, 2021
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BY Tom Burke | Grandville, MI | 7/24/20
Stagehands held signs and rallied outside the office of U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga in this suburb of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Huizenga, like all but one Republican, voted against the HEROES Act in the House of Representatives.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 7/24/20
The $600 a week in additional unemployment insurance benefits is set to expire at the end of July. This aid is called the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation or FPUC. More than 25 million people who are receiving regular state unemployment benefits, or the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA for the self-employed, will lose their FPUC benefit.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 7/18/20
In less than two weeks the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation or FPUC, which provides an extra $600 a week to those who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will end.
BY Tom Burke | Lansing, MI | 7/17/20
120 union members and supporters marched through downtown Lansing, July 15, chanting, “They say cut back! We say fight back!”
BY staff | United States | 7/12/20
Fight Back! interviews Masao Suzuki, professor of economics and a leading member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
Masao Suzuki
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 7/10/20
On Thursday, July 9, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the broadest measure of people on unemployment continued to climb.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 7/08/20
After a lively rally on June 24 with nearly 100 workers, the stagehands union IATSE is calling a new rally on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol for July 15.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 7/02/20
The latest report by the Labor Department on Thursday, July 2 indicated new claims for aid for unemployed showed no improvement for the third week in a row.
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BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 6/26/20
For the second week in a row, new applications for state unemployment insurance or UI did not drop by much, despite economists’ expectations.
BY Coalition to March on the RNC | Jacksonville, FL | 6/26/20
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following call from the Coalition to March on the RNC.
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