An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Ur Union of Unemployed, or UCubed, launched 11 days ago. And not a moment too soon.

In the Massachusetts Senate race last Tuesday, Scott Brown won the unemployed vote by five points and the union vote by three percent. He won blue-collar males by 27 percent and he won blue-collar females by 13 percent. His victory was propelled, in large part, by a statewide unemployment rate of 9.4 percent.

Jobless Americans are angry. And they have every right to be.

They were last in line when  Washington doled out the goodies. Banks, insurance companies, investment firms and government contractors got trillions — yes, trillions of dollars — in the last fifteen months. Now the politicians have the gall to say, “Wait! We need to focus on deficit reduction.” What they really mean is “Wall Street got the gold mine; you got the shaft.”

It’s time to send those politicians a WARN Notice: Either start putting Americans back to work or start looking for a new line of work yourself. UCubed’s jobs activists are sending that message right now from You can send that same message by clicking here.

And they are building communities all across this country. Over 6,200 folks visited the UCubed website and chalked up 59,200 page views. More important, jobs activists started 46 cubes in 20 states.

So please pass this link along to all your friends:

Tell them to send the politicians a WARN Notice. Urge them to start a cube. And ask them to join the fight to end this Grave Recession.