Extended Benefits

The following letter from a desperate and hopeless 99er named Mark was brought to my attention by another hard working 99er, Bud Meyers, of http://acompanyofone.org. Mark’s contact information is not yet available, but a number of 99ers are trying to find his whereabouts. Many 99ers, unemployed, and vulnerable Americans will be able to relate to Mark’s […]

Continue reading about A heartbreaking letter from an unemployed 99er who has given up all hope

“A job is a right, fight, fight, fight!” was the protest call offered by a group of 20 NY/NJ 99ers who are seeking passage of jobs and Tier 5 unemployment benefits legislation during the upcoming lame duck congressional session. The 800 pound gorillas in the financial recovery room are the unemployed. Politicians and financial gurus […]

Continue reading about 99ers demonstrating for jobs and Tier 5 stand tall by sitting down in NYC

I received more than 300 letters from those who submitted letters to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support . The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support held a hearing on June 10 titled: Hearing on Responding to Long-Term Unemployment. I asked readers of Rochester Unemployment Examiner to […]

Continue reading about Tier 5 and extended unemployment benefits are needed: letters to Congress from 99ers and other long-term unemployed