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2.8 Million Jobless Americans to Lose Unemployment Insurance Because of House Republicans

When House Republicans left town for the holidays Wednesday, they didn’t even leave behind a piece of coal in the stockings of some 2.8 million jobless workers whose unemployment benefits are about to expire over the course of the next two months. At least a piece of coal can be burned for heat.

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Wisconsin Workers Urge Lawmakers to Restore Jobless Aid

Here’s the video from the event we reported earlier today by Wisconsin union members, jobless workers and their allies who  called on Republican members of the U.S. House to get back to work and pass the bipartisan Senate compromise that extends unemployment insurance (UI) for long- term jobless workers.

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House Republicans Getting Holiday Jeers—not Cheer—Working Families

The 229 Republican House members who voted to kill unemployment insurance UI benefits for the long-term jobless and a payroll tax cut for working families are home for the holidays. But they will be getting some visitors who likely aren’t on their holiday parties guest lists.

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Act Now: Tell House Republicans to Stop Holding Jobless Hostage

UPDATE: The Republican-controlled House Rules Committee early Tuesday morning voted to block a full House vote on the bipartisan Senate compromise that extends unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for the long-term jobless. The current program expires Dec. 31.

House Republicans tonight are expected to reject a bipartisan Senate compromise that extends unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for the long-term jobless and also extends the payroll tax cut for workers and employers. Without House approval, the UI benefits and tax cut expire Dec. 31.

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Hard Enough to Live With Unemployment Insurance, Let Alone None

   

Terry Miale, a communications systems engineer, lost nearly everything when she lost her job.

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3.3 Million Would Lose Unemployment Under GOP Bill

According to an analysis released by the Department of Labor, 3.3 million Americans would lose unemployment insurance under H.R. 3630—the House Republicans’ so-called “compromise” bill that cuts coverage for jobless workers, cuts pay for public employees, cuts preventive health services, reduces premium assistance for low- and middle-income individuals buying health insurance and raises premiums for many Medicare beneficiaries.

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No Strings, No Cuts: #ExtendUI Now!

Today, starting at 11 a.m. ET, we’re joining with Working America, NELP, MomsRisingHERvotes, USAction and a slew of other organizations and bloggers to launch an #ExtendUI tweet-a-thon.

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Republicans Vote Big Cuts to Jobless Benefits

House Republicans tonight voted (234-193) to cut more than in half the number of weeks jobless workers can collect unemployment insurance (UI) benefits next year. The bill also cuts pay for public employees, cuts preventive health services, reduces premium assistance for low- and middle-income individuals buying health insurance and raises premiums for many Medicare beneficiaries.

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HERvotes Turns Focus to Top Issues for Women in 2012: Health Care and Economy

Listen to the conventional wisdom, and you’ll hear that women have fared better than men in the recent recession. In reality, women are not only shouldering the burden of being the sole breadwinner in more families than ever before, they also account for the majority of public-sector layoffs. Single mothers and women in communities of color continue to suffer rising unemployment of more than 12 percent.

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Check Out Visits by Jobless Workers to Lawmakers’ Capitol Hill Offices

Jobless workers and members of the faith and labor communities visited lawmakers in Congress yesterday to urge them to extend unemployment insurance (UI) for the long-term unemployed. Hundreds gathered for a rally on Capitol Hill before fanning out to talk with individual lawmakers.

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