Wednesday February 24, 2021
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BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 6/22/20
Union stagehands and gig workers are rallying to extend unemployment at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on June 24 at 10 a.m.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/19/20
In six weeks, tens of millions of unemployed people face the end of the additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance benefits.
BY staff | Britain | 6/16/20
Fight Back! interviewed Andy Brooks, General Secretary of the New Communist Party of Britain, on the impact of the pandemic in Britain.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/12/20
On Thursday, June 11, reality finally caught up with Wall Street. For weeks there was a huge gap between the economy, where millions upon millions of people had lost their jobs and livelihood, and the soaring stock market which had turned positive for the year.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/05/20
But even if by some miracle the unemployment rate did go down, it should be seen as the proverbial ‘dead cat bounce.'
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/04/20
On Thursday, June 4 the federal Department of Labor reported that 1.9 million new claims for state unemployment insurance or UI benefits were filed in the week ending May 30. This was down by 250,000 claims from the previous week, continuing the slow decline in new applications. However, this was still more than two and a half times higher than the previous pre-pandemic record of almost 700,000 claims made during the deep 1981-82 recession.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 5/29/20
On Thursday, May 28, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that there were 2.1 million new claims for state unemployment insurance in the previous week ending May 23.
BY staff | World | 5/28/20
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following appeal that was initiated by the German Communist Party (DKP), Communist Party Of Peoples Of Spain (CPPS), and the Communist Party Of Venezuela (CPV). Freedom Road Socialist Organization is among the signers.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 5/28/20
Political Secretary of Freedom Road Socialist Organization Steff Yorek stated on May 26, “The United States has just reached a grim milestone, 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 with no end in sight, earning this country the dubious distinction of edging into the top ten for deaths per person, with 30.46 deaths per 100,000.”
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 5/23/20
On Friday, May 22, the monthly report on state-level labor markets saw the - unemployment rate for three states - Nevada, Michigan and Hawai’i - all soar to more than 20%, levels unseen since the worst of the Great Depression of the 1930s.
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