Wednesday October 27, 2021
| Last update: Tuesday at 8:13 PM
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 8/07/20
In March and April of this year, more than 20 million jobs were lost because of the economic crisis, COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders to fight the virus. Millions more who were working gig jobs or had their own businesses lost their livelihood. At the time when the government count was done in mid-July, more than 30 million people - almost 20% of the workforce - were collecting some form of unemployment insurance benefits.
BY staff | San Jose, CA | 8/06/20
Talks between Democrats and Republicans about extending economic aid remained deadlocked as of Thursday morning, August 6.
Unemployment
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 7/30/20
25 million Americans or more are losing their additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance benefits even as the number of people applying for unemployment benefits continues to rise.
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BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 7/28/20
With the $600 a week in additional benefits expiring, the Republicans want to cut this by $400 a week, down to $200. With the national unemployment benefit averaging about $350 a week, this would mean a more than 40% cut in their benefits.
BY Tom Burke | Grandville, MI | 7/24/20
Stagehands held signs and rallied outside the office of U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga in this suburb of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Huizenga, like all but one Republican, voted against the HEROES Act in the House of Representatives.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 7/24/20
The $600 a week in additional unemployment insurance benefits is set to expire at the end of July. This aid is called the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation or FPUC. More than 25 million people who are receiving regular state unemployment benefits, or the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA for the self-employed, will lose their FPUC benefit.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 7/18/20
In less than two weeks the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation or FPUC, which provides an extra $600 a week to those who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will end.
BY Tom Burke | Lansing, MI | 7/17/20
120 union members and supporters marched through downtown Lansing, July 15, chanting, “They say cut back! We say fight back!”
BY staff | United States | 7/12/20
Fight Back! interviews Masao Suzuki, professor of economics and a leading member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
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BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 7/10/20
On Thursday, July 9, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the broadest measure of people on unemployment continued to climb.
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