||The tragedy that occurred on September
11, 2001, has created economic ripples that are beginning to affect hundreds
of thousands of American workers. Many companies have announced they are
downsizing and cutting employees. If you think you may be laid off, or
if you already have been, you may find the web links and suggestions on
this page to be a valuable resource.
||When the paycheck
A comprehensive website
from the AFL-CIO will help you survive hard times on the best possible
terms. Some of the best strategies, techniques and tools are compiled here.
your unemployment benefits
An online unemployment insurance
calculator from the Economic Policy Institute determines benefit amounts
for every state in the country.
Virtually all IAM members displaced because of the economic downturn
and September 11th terrorist attack are eligible for health insurance continuation
under their group health plan. In most cases employees have to pay
for this coverage under the provision of COBRA. If you don't have
COBRA rights, or if you want to see how your COBRA rates compare to other
health plans available in your area, go to www.ehealthinsurance.com.
This is a comprehensive service provided at no charge.