BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 2/12/12
On Feb. 29, federal Extended Unemployment Insurance benefits will end unless Congress agrees to continue the program.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 12/23/11
On Dec. 22, the leadership of the Republicans in the House of Representatives said that they would sign on to a bipartisan compromise to renew federal Unemployment Insurance benefits.
BY Fight Back! Editors | United States | 11/27/11
On Dec. 31, funding for extended federal Unemployment Insurance will expire. If funding is not renewed, almost 2 million jobless workers will be cut off from their benefits in January and almost 4 million more will lose their benefits by the end of May, 2012 - all at a time where the official unemployment rate is still 9%.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 11/21/10
On Nov. 18, Republicans in the House of Representatives blocked an attempt by the House Democrats to extend funding for Federal Unemployment Insurance, which expires on Nov. 30. If funding is not extended, almost a million jobless workers will be cut off from their benefits immediately. Over a million more will lose their benefits by the end of December.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 7/17/10
On July 15, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that another 250,000 unemployed were cut from federal unemployment insurance rolls.
BY Adam Price | San Jose, CA | 2/01/04
As Congress wrapped up its business for the holiday break, the Republican leadership sent a big lump of coal to millions of unemployed workers.