Our country is plagued by a severe jobs crisis. The crisis is on-going and the longer it lasts, the larger the number of permanently unemployed.
Despite 17 bargaining sessions over a 60-day period, GE has decided to shutter its 75-year-old plant in Fort Edward, New York.
Six years after the onset of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy needs nearly 8 million jobs to return to pre-recession health.
Organized labor and its allies have turned to public pressure to push resurrection of the benefits through a hostile GOP majority in the U.S. House.
Heavy lobbying efforts were underway to extend unemployment insurance for the more than 1 million long-term jobless.
Call Congress at 1-877-318-0483 with the message "extend unemployment insurance now."