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BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/04/20
On Thursday, June 4 the federal Department of Labor reported that 1.9 million new claims for state unemployment insurance or UI benefits were filed in the week ending May 30. This was down by 250,000 claims from the previous week, continuing the slow decline in new applications. However, this was still more than two and a half times higher than the previous pre-pandemic record of almost 700,000 claims made during the deep 1981-82 recession.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 5/29/20
On Thursday, May 28, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that there were 2.1 million new claims for state unemployment insurance in the previous week ending May 23.
BY staff | World | 5/28/20
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following appeal that was initiated by the German Communist Party (DKP), Communist Party Of Peoples Of Spain (CPPS), and the Communist Party Of Venezuela (CPV). Freedom Road Socialist Organization is among the signers.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 5/28/20
Political Secretary of Freedom Road Socialist Organization Steff Yorek stated on May 26, “The United States has just reached a grim milestone, 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 with no end in sight, earning this country the dubious distinction of edging into the top ten for deaths per person, with 30.46 deaths per 100,000.”
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 5/23/20
On Friday, May 22, the monthly report on state-level labor markets saw the - unemployment rate for three states - Nevada, Michigan and Hawai’i - all soar to more than 20%, levels unseen since the worst of the Great Depression of the 1930s.
BY Tom Burke | Milwaukee, WI | 5/23/20
The Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention met with officials from the city of Milwaukee on May 21 to discuss the coalition’s permit and plan to protest.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 5/21/20
On Thursday, May 21, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that 2.4 million more people have applied for state unemployment insurance, or UI, in the week ending May 16. In addition, about 1.2 million people applied for the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, set up by the recent CARES act for the self-employed.
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BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 5/21/20
On May 14, Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom laid out his plan to deal with a projected $54 billion budget deficit for the state of California. Included in the plan was to save almost $3 billion by cutting state workers’ pay by 10%.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 5/16/20
Ryan Hamann, a Wisconsin Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) leader stated, "The Wisconsin Supreme Court - meeting virtually, I might add - voted 4-3 to strike down the 'safer-at-home' order."
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 5/15/20
On Thursday, May 14, the Labor Department reported more bad news, saying that almost 3 million people applied for unemployment insurance in the previous week ending May 9.
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