Federal extension for unemployment - Update 6/29/2010
by Chris - unemployment-tips.com
Hello all you still unemployed people out there.
As of June 2, 2010 our senators have been playing political games. They are the ones holding up a new extension ..
Yes, I've received another email from NELP .. just in case you haven't signed up for their newsletter updates yourself.
For GOVERNMENT, it's CORPORATE BUSINESS as usual and I'll leave any further irony to you.
Federal Unemployment Extension News
We have NOT given up and we are asking you to keep fighting with us to reauthorize and extend the federal UI programs. Congress goes on recess at the end of this week, but there is time before then for both Houses to pass a stand-alone bill that extends the eligibility deadline for Emergency Unemployment Compensation and the full funding of the Extended Benefits program through the end of November 2010. A stand alone bill would be stripped of job creation elements that generated opposition in the Senate, with the aim of picking up needed support to move quickly.
We are calling on the House of Representatives to act first, and pass this bill by Wednesday afternoon at the latest, so that the Senate can receive the bill in time to have a final vote before they head into recess on Friday. News reports
confirm that leaders in the House are working on bringing UI benefits to a vote, but we need your voices to propel them to action.
Time is of the essence and we need all of you to help us make this happen!!! We know you are probably fatigued from all the unsuccessful fights of the last month, but that is exactly what our opponents want - they want you to give up - but we know better. We are all fighters and we must continue to demand that Congress do its job and support those who are unemployed through no fault of their own.
Please share this message with your friends and family and please take action TODAY! Click here to contact your member of Congress
The National Employment Law Project's Unemployedworkers.org team
P.S. Thanks to all who shared their story with the public last week as part of our daily count down to the Senate vote. To share your story please click here.