Layoff And Unemployment News

A number of statements and videos were released today, which detail the unemployment benefits extension press conference held by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). This proposed bill, if passed, would extend unemployment benefits for 14 weeks to all unemployed, regardless of the state current maximum. Rep. Barbara Lee released the following: REPRESENTATIVES BARBARA LEE AND BOBBY SCOTT […]

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Today, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the tentatively titled “Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011”. Rep. Lee opened the press conference with the following statement: “As we stand here today, millions of workers are experiencing a true state of emergency. Too many people at every level of experience and skills are […]

Continue reading about 99er unemployment benefits extension bill introduced by Reps. Lee and Scott

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) sent out the following press release yesterday: Lee and Scott to Stand with Economic Policy Institute and American 99ers Union; Unemployment Benefits More Stimulative to U.S. Economy than Millionaire Tax Giveaways Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Bobby Scott will join Gregg Rosen of […]

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