YubaNet.com
Wednesday, October 22 2014

            We Deliver News to the Sierra
News Fire News spacer Latest News spacer Regional News spacer California News spacer USA News spacer World News spacer Op-Ed spacer Enviro News spacer Sci Tech News spacer Life spacer Odd News spacer Cartoons spacer
Features The Calendar features features Weather features Sierra NightSky features features features Road Conditions features Home spacer
US
 

NELP: Unemployed Americans Breathe a Sigh of Relief

House Vote Will Prevent 2.8 Million Jobless Americans from Losing Unemployment Insurance over Next Two Months

    Google+    

By: National Employment Law Project (NELP)

December 22, 2011 - Statement of Christine Owens, Executive Director, National Employment Law Project:

"The House GOP's parliamentary gamesmanship created needless anxiety for millions of long-term unemployed Americans who count on unemployment insurance as a critical lifeline for survival.

"Unemployed Americans around the nation are relieved that House leaders have finally relented and approved a two-month extension. The modest benefits this extension sustains will not transform the holidays into a bounty of riches for unemployed workers, but at least they will ensure that workers are able to celebrate the holidays with their families with some small measure of security.

"When Congress returns, it should quickly turn to the task of approving a longer-term renewal of federal unemployment insurance, absent the unnecessary, demeaning and burdensome conditions and restrictions on both unemployed workers and state agencies that the House has previously proposed. And most important of all, Congress and the President should devote their time and attention to rebuilding America's economy with good jobs for all who want and need to work."

New analysis released by the National Employment Law Project details the devastating consequences the long-term unemployed would have faced had the House of Representatives allowed the federal unemployment insurance programs to lapse. As NELP explains, more than 2.8 million workers would have lost benefits by the end of February, including up to 1.8 million workers in January and approximately 1.1 million additional workers in February.

 

Help us bring you more news. Be a real reader: Support YubaNet

By submitting a comment you consent to our rules. You must use your real first and last name, not a nickname or alias. A comment here is just like a letter to the editor or a post on Facebook. Thank you.

 

Latest Headlines

US

Can you build a wall around 3countries in West Africa? 70 members of Congress support travel ban

Federal Lawsuit Filed to Challenge Mississippi Ban on Marriage Equality

Detroit's water shut-offs target the poor, vulnerable and African Americans, Says UN Special Rapporteurs

Is Your Politician a "Lap Dog" For the NRA and its Corporate Cash? Do they do Tricks? Roll Over? All for Gun Lobby Treats?

Consumer Federation of America Urges Obama Administration to Appeal WTO Decision on U.S. Country-of-Origin Labeling

MPI Report Offers Most Detailed Analysis Yet of U.S. Deportation System under DHS

Women Criticize NOW For Taking Money from Chevron In Ecuador Pollution Case

After Supreme Court Declines to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases, AG Holder Announces Federal Government to Recognize Couples in 7 New States

EPA Study: Highly Toxic Bee-killing Pesticides Yield Little or No Benefits for Soybean Production

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Leahy, Senate Democrats Press DHS Against Expansion of Family Detention System


More

 

 

 

 

NEWS . Fire News . Latest . Regional . California . USA . World . Op-Ed . Enviro . Sci/Tech . Life . Odd News . Cartoons
FEATURES . The Calendar .Weather . Sierra NightSky. Road Conditions
YubaNet.com . Advertising. About Us . Support YubaNet . Contact Us . Terms of Use . Privacy

YubaNet.com © 1999-2014
Nevada City, California (530) 478-9600