Posts Tagged ‘unemployment insurance’

Your chance to stand with unemployed workers

For the millions of Americans that Wall Street’s recklessness sent to the unemployment line, time is running out. Thanks to right-wing obstructionism in Congress, emergency jobless benefits have already started to lapse—and will leave 2 million unemployed workers without a lifeline by the New Year. Another 4 million will be left out in the cold by the end of February, through no fault of their own.

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Let Congress know: There’s no time to waste on extending unemployment benefits

If Congress doesn’t act by November 30, the lifeline for millions of out-of-work Americans will run out, and job seekers across the country will be left out in the cold for the holidays. It will only be a few days before Congress breaks for Thanksgiving, so there’s no time to waste.

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) estimates that two million workers could see their unemployment insurance benefits expire by December, unless Congress acts quickly to restore benefits. And it’s not just the unemployed on the chopping block. It’s our struggling economy, which is in dire need of more consumer spending—not less.

Usually holiday shopping sales give the economy a boost, but the expiration of unemployment benefits means that families struggle to pay their bills and put food on the table, let alone purchase gifts. Fortunately, there’s something you can do.

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