Tag: Unemployment

Unions Press Senators to Extend $600 Unemployment Payments as Clock Ticks Down
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Unions Press Senators to Extend $600 Unemployment Payments as Clock Ticks Down

WASHINGTON—With at least one out of every nine American workers still jobless, the extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits enacted in March is scheduled to expire before the end of the month. Labor unions are mounting a campaign to overcome Senate Republicans’ resistance to extending them. The House passed a bill in mid-May, the…

Latest Buzz: MTA Workers Attacked! Talented Teachers Stifled! Rosy Unemployment Stats Debunked!
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Latest Buzz: MTA Workers Attacked! Talented Teachers Stifled! Rosy Unemployment Stats Debunked!

New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano talks about the violent attacks MTA workers are being subjected to in the face of ongoing subway and bus delays; retired New York City public school teacher Camila Saly talks about how the Department of Education’s top-down corporate…