In an open letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Union of Unemployed expressed appreciation for her efforts in the last session of Congress and urged a continuation of her support for America’s jobless.
“In the 111th Congress, your support for the jobless was unwavering,” said Ur Union of Unemployed Acting Executive Director Rick Sloan. “You fought tooth and nail against those whose only answer to our national jobs crisis was ‘no, no, never.’ And your courageous leadership on a host of job creating bills did not go unnoticed by Ur Union of Unemployed and its 3,400 cube leaders and jobs activists.”
In the run-up to the 2010 election, the Ur Union of Unemployed was active in many states, urging jobless Americans to vote their outrage and to demand support and sympathy for the 31 million unemployed and underemployed.
“The jobless, however they voted, were not casting ideological or partisan ballots,” said Sloan. “Their ballots were cries for help, cries from the heart to go back to work, to rebuild their lives.
“As we head into the waning days of this Congress and prepare for the legislative battles of the next two years, I urge you to make the jobless your allies. Become their champion. Make their fight for jobs your highest priority.”