Wednesday February 24, 2021
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BY Tom Burke | Milwaukee, WI | 5/23/20
The Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention met with officials from the city of Milwaukee on May 21 to discuss the coalition’s permit and plan to protest.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 5/21/20
On Thursday, May 21, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that 2.4 million more people have applied for state unemployment insurance, or UI, in the week ending May 16. In addition, about 1.2 million people applied for the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, set up by the recent CARES act for the self-employed.
COVID-19
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 5/21/20
On May 14, Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom laid out his plan to deal with a projected $54 billion budget deficit for the state of California. Included in the plan was to save almost $3 billion by cutting state workers’ pay by 10%.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 5/16/20
Ryan Hamann, a Wisconsin Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) leader stated, "The Wisconsin Supreme Court - meeting virtually, I might add - voted 4-3 to strike down the 'safer-at-home' order."
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 5/15/20
On Thursday, May 14, the Labor Department reported more bad news, saying that almost 3 million people applied for unemployment insurance in the previous week ending May 9.
BY World Federation of Trade Unions | International | 5/13/20
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following May 13 statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions.
BY Matty Burns | Appleton, WI | 5/11/20
Our problems exist because we live in a world where people who could truly be called monsters are running roughshod over the poor and every other group that can be marginalized out of public concern.
BY staff | Green Bay, WI | 5/11/20
While Wisconsin business owners and their political allies claimed local COVID-19 cases were on the decline and pressed to repeal Governor Ever’s Safer at Home order, manufacturing plants in Brown County were experiencing a huge outbreak of the deadly viral disease amongst the workers.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 5/09/20
On Friday, May 8, the U.S. Department of Labor released their monthly Employment Report for the month of April.
Unemployment
BY staff | United States | 5/05/20
To mark the May 5, 1818 birthday of Karl Marx, Fight Back News Service is circulating a work he authored in 1864, a statement of congratulations to President Lincoln upon his reelection.
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