Wednesday October 27, 2021
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BY staff | United States | 4/14/21
On March 30 voting ended for Amazon workers who were hoping to join the Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU) at the Bessemer Alabama Distribution Center.
BY Tom Burke | Lansing, MI | 3/19/21
A group of 40 stagehands from across Michigan gathered at the State Capitol building in Lansing, March 17. The IATSE union stagehands are marking one year without work and demanding the extension of unemployment benefits until it is safe to return to their jobs.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 3/15/21
This past week, on March 11, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and White House passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue law without the support of a single Republican in the House or the Senate
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 2/28/21
The number of people receiving unemployment aid from federal and state governments remained very high in February.
BY staff | Texas | 2/21/21
A Texas weather emergency spiraled out of control on February 14. This emergency has resulted in over 60 deaths, power outages affecting millions, and more than 13 million currently without access to water.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 2/19/21
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to subside during mid-February, layoffs were on the rise, showing that we are nowhere near the end of the tunnel for workers in this country.
COVID-19, Layoffs
BY staff | San Jose, CA | 2/16/21
On February 13, the Northern California Unemployed Committee (NCUC) held its first protest in San José.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 2/13/21
During the week ending February 6, almost 800,000 (793,000) people filed for new claims for regular state unemployment insurance.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 2/07/21
On Friday, February 5 the U.S. Department of Labor released their monthly jobs report showing a very small gain of 49,000 net new jobs
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 1/30/21
The broadest measure of unemployment insurance, which includes the regular state unemployment insurance or UI, the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA, the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation or PEUC, as well as the state Extended Benefits or EB rose in the first week of January by 2.3 million people to a total of 18.3 million people.
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