Save Christmas For the Unemployed!

Committee: 

Labor

When: 

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Federal Plaza, Dearborn and Adams

Facilitator: 

Chicago Jobs With Justice and the Chicago Federation of Labor

SAVE CHRISTMAS FOR THE UNEMPLOYED!  RALLY FOR JOBS AND BENEFITS NOW!

 Federal Plaza, Dearborn and Adams

December 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Renew the Federal Unemployment Insurance Programs Before they Expire December 31st!

Unless Congress acts swiftly, federal undemployment insurance programs will expire December 31st, cutting off benefits to nearly 2 million jobless Americans in January alone, with more than 6 million cut off during the coming year.

That would be devastating for millions of struggling job-seekers and their families, and a major negative shock to the economy as well.  Economists estimate that if unemployment insurance is allowed to expire, the nation will lose another half a million jobs.

Federal unemployment insurance has helped more than 17 million Americans in the past three years.  Recent Census data shows that federal unemployment benefits helped keep more than 3 million Americans from falling into povery in 2010 alone.

Congress has never cut back on extensions of unemployment insurance when the jobless rate has been anywhere near this high for so long.  It would be conscionable for them to do so now.

 

*language from Chicago Jobs with Justice flyer

 

 

 

 

 

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