Breaking news is that the long term unemployed have finally formed a union to advocate for their cause.
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Here is the content according to Jackie Headaphol from www.mlive.com
“99ers” – those long-term unemployed who have exhausted all available 99 weeks of unemployment benefits – have formed the American 99ers Union to lobby Congress to create a Tier V of federal unemployment benefits, she reports.
The coalition is comprised of a number of groups: Advocacy For the Long Term Unemployed (AFLTU), Extend Unemployment Benefits, Jobless Unite, the Layoff List, Now: Jobless / Next: Homeless, Tier 5 Unemployment Extension Needed, Tier 5 To Survive Unemployed Unite, UCubed, The Unemployment Examiner,
Unemployed-Friends, Unemployed States of America, Unemployed Underemployed, Active For Progressive Change in Government, Unemployed Voices, Unemployed Workers Action Group, United, Angry, Voters, and 99ers United.
The American 99ers Union first order of business is to get members and readers to join in a faxing/emailing/calling campaign on Wednesday, Sept. 22, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. in order to get the Americans Want to Work Act, introduced by Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, passed into law.
The bill would create an additional tier of federal unemployment benefits that would provide aid to the unemployed.
It’s about time the 99ers started to rally big time after being ignored by Congress.