The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said approximately 375,000 workers will use up their state unemployment benefits this month alone.
Millions Set to Lose Jobless Benefits
Nearly 2 million American workers will exhaust their state unemployment benefits during the first half of 2004, thanks to GOP leaders who refuse to allow a vote in Congress on extending benefits.
The numbers are
unprecedented, according to the
GOP leaders in Congress claim the economy is improving and have refused to allow a vote on extending jobless benefits.
advocacy group found that approximately 375,000 workers will use up their
state unemployment benefits this month alone – the largest number on
arbitrators assigned to the case determined the company failed to prove
“just cause” for the firings stemming from alleged vandalism during
negotiations leading up to a strike against Waukesha by members of
“There were high
suspicions that the alleged damage could have easily have been caused by
certain management personnel or even the hired replacement workers who did
not have the necessary skills to be considered qualified machinists,”
according to Don Griffin, Local 1377 Bargaining Committee Chairman.
The win marks the 7th organizing victory for the Eastern Territory this year.
“On behalf of the
The taxpayer financed campaign, entitled “Same Medicare―More Benefits” will spend more than $12 million to sell a program the Alliance has called “hopelessly flawed.”
“The use of these ads
by the Bush administration to ‘rebut criticism’ of the fatally flawed
Medicare drug law is nothing but pure propaganda designed to distort the
facts and further confuse seniors,” said Alliance Executive Director
Edward F. Coyle. “It’s proof that those who choose profits over people
will stop at nothing in their continued drive to shortchange seniors in
favor of rewarding HMO’s, drug companies and wealthy special interests.”
The lawsuit is being
brought under the
A lawyer for the
company acknowledged to the Associated Press that the doors were kept
locked, but insisted a manager with a key was present at all times. “This
was simply an effort to keep the employees safe,” said Wal-Mart attorney
A 5-10 minute visit with lawmakers can make a big difference for 7,500 IAM members, who have waited more than 4 years for a new agreement.
The campaign to protect rail workers’ collective bargaining rights is focused on forcing the National Mediation Board (NMB) to declare an impasse and make a proffer of arbitration on all outstanding issues.
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