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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 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 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.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 7/08/20
After a lively rally on June 24 with nearly 100 workers, the stagehands union IATSE is calling a new rally on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol for July 15.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 7/02/20
The latest report by the Labor Department on Thursday, July 2 indicated new claims for aid for unemployed showed no improvement for the third week in a row.
Unemployment
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 6/22/20
Union stagehands and gig workers are rallying to extend unemployment at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on June 24 at 10 a.m.
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