99ers

Last week saw a number of state actions regarding unemployment benefits. Some actions were helpful while others could be punishing to the unemployed and future unemployed. In fact, some actions were good, some were bad and one was simply ugly. State legislators in FL and MO considered decreasing the number of weeks that a jobless […]

Continue reading about Some states propose cutting unemployment benefits: The good, the bad and the ugly. H.R. 589 for 99ers is still being discussed.

Last week proved to be another in a long line of disappointments to befall the unemployed and especially the 99ers. H.R. 589, a bill that would have added 14 weeks of unemployment benefits to Tier 1 was shot down due to a seldom enforced House rules violation.  According to Arthur Delaney of HuffPost: Rep. Denny Rehberg […]

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During December 2010, Alexandra Jarrin a unemployed Vermonter, organized a “Letters to Bernie” campaign, where she encouraged the long-term unemployed to send their unemployment stories to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Sen. Sanders had courageously filibustered President Obama’s and the Republican’s tax cut compromise as well as supported the extension of unemployment benefits to all unemployed.  Ms. […]

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