Wednesday February 19, 2020
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BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 1/24/14
Another day has passed without the Senate taking action on Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits.
BY staff | Washington D.C. | 1/16/14
Attempts to restore Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits stalled in the Senate, Jan. 14, when Republicans and Democrats clashed over what austerity measures and budget cuts would be linked to the proposed extension.
BY staff | Washington D.C. | 1/08/14
In a 60-37 vote, the Senate passed a procedural measure Jan. 7 that allows a bill to restore Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits to move forward.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 12/29/13
While people around the world are celebrating the New Year, 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans will be facing an immediate cut-off of their Federal Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 12/09/13
The Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, which provides federal aid to jobless workers whose state Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits have run out will expire at the end of 2013.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 10/15/13
Today, Oct. 15, right-wing Republicans in the House of Representatives stopped the House Republican leadership from trying to pass a compromise measure to re-open the federal government and raise its debt ceiling.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 10/10/13
Four years after the Great Recession of 2007-2009 officially ended, millions of working people are being left behind by the expansion of the economy.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 10/02/13
At midnight on Oct. 1, the federal government began a partial shutdown. Later that morning, hundreds of thousands of federal workers showed up to wind up work - putting up closed signs at national parks and monuments across the country and updating web pages saying that many functions were no longer available. Then they went home for an indefinite furlough without pay.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 9/30/13
On Sept. 29, the House Republicans passed a temporary spending bill for ten weeks, starting Oct. 1 if the Affordable Care Act (often called Obamacare) is delayed for a year. With the Democrat-controlled Senate already having turned down similar measures and a veto promise from President Obama, the federal government is headed for its first shut down since 1996.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 9/08/13
On Sept. 6, the Labor Department announced that the official unemployment rate dropped to 7.3% in August, down from 7.4% in July.
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