In Their Own Words

As part of the effort to bring attention to the desperate plight of millions of unemployed Americans, the IAM community service project known as UCubed has compiled dozens of stories about what it’s like to struggle as a casualty of the nation’s worst economic catastrophe in more than 80 years.

Click here to read from more than 100 stories, written by unemployed workers themselves, describing the loss of homes, health and hope, while trying to preserve dignity in the face of unprecedented hardship.

“These stories are but a tiny sampling of the lives of desperation and disillusionment over 30 million of our countrymen and women lead,” said UCubed Acting Executive Director Rick Sloan. “Regardless of what you do to effect public policy, these are stories you can ill afford to ignore.”

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