Monday October 22, 2018
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BY staff | Washington D.C. | 1/31/15
Statistics released by the federal government on Jan. 27 indicate that high unemployment rates persist in a good number of states.
BY staff | Washington D.C. | 9/21/14
In a speech before the conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute here, Sept. 18, the Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner denounced jobless workers and said that they needed to be brought into “the mainstream of American society.”
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 9/08/14
On Sept. 5, the Department of Labor’s monthly report on the job market said that employment grew more slowly in August.
BY staff | St. Pauls, Minnesota | 9/04/14
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) gathered outside Governor Mark Dayton’s mansion here, Sept. 4, to demand the governor, along with the Minnesota state government, provide public assistance to everyone who needs it and that they increase the welfare grants.
BY staff | Washington, DC | 7/07/14
Conservative pundits are praising Republican lawmakers for blocking legislation in Congress to restore Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC).
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 6/19/14
Noting that hundreds of thousands of the long-term unemployed are veterans, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged fellow legislators pass a measure to restore emergency unemployment benefits, at a press conference here June 19.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/06/14
On June 6, the Labor Department released the May report on the job market. While the unemployment stayed the same at 6.3%, a broader measure, called the labor force participation rate, remained at a 35 year low, of 62.8%.
BY staff | Washington, DC | 5/04/14
On May 1, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Dean Heller (R-NV), the authors of the Senate bill to extend unemployment benefits to the to the long-term jobless, told the House leadership to allow a vote on proposed extension.
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 4/27/14
House Republican leadership is still blocking legislation to restore Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC).
BY Freedom Road Socialist Organization | United States | 4/27/14
May Day is International Workers’ Day, a day to uphold workers’ struggle around the world. Workers will take to the streets in most of the major cities of the world, holding high their union banners and red flags. Workers will march and protest, listen to rousing speeches and appreciate the past sacrifice of labor militants. Freedom Road Socialist Organization encourages comrades, fellow activists and friends to get out and march, host forums on workers and socialism and show your solidarity with those fighting to end exploitation and oppression!
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