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LIUNA and Baltimore Church Groups Providing Workers with Job Training

This is a cross-post by Kenneth Quinnell from Crooks & Liars.

In a great example of a proactive way to deal with unemployment, the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) partnered with Community Churches United for Baltimore Jobs to give job training in the construction trades to unemployed workers. In a sharp contrast to the developers in Baltimore who are receiving massive tax breaks, the faith-based coalition requested help from the labor union in helping get unemployed workers the skills they need to get back into the workfor

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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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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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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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Prayer Vigil Calls on Congress to Extend Unemployment Insurance Now

Holding white carnations high above their heads to symbolize the nation’s millions of jobless workers—including the 6 million facing the loss of their unemployment insurance (UI)  benefits Dec. 31—more than 2,000 union, faith and community activists committed their faith and action to demand Congress act now to extend the emergency lifeline for the jobless.

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Join Day of Action and Prayer to Extend UI Now

Tomorrow in a prayer vigil on Capitol Hill and at actions at dozens of congressional offices around the nation, workers, activists and people of faith will demand Congress act now to extend long-term unemployment insurance (UI) benefits that expires Dec. 31. As many as 6 million people could lose their benefits next year if Congress does not act.

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Jobless Rate Drops to 8.6%, Economy Adds 120,000 Jobs

The nation’s unemployment rate in November fell to 8.6 percent down from October’s 9 percent and the lowest since March 2009. The economy added 120,000 jobs last month, according to the latest figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Unemployed Workers Deliver 75,000 Petitions to Capitol Hill, Demand Action on Jobs

Unemployed Workers Deliver 75,000 Petitions to Capitol Hill, Demand Action on Jobs

Some 200 unemployed workers converged on Capitol Hill yesterday to demand that Congress act immediately to extend unemployment insurance (UI) to those whose benefits are due to expire, but who remain unemployed in what has been termed a “jobless recovery.” Unless Congress reauthorizes the federal UI program before Dec. 31, millions of Americans will find themselves with no income at all.

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New Tool Helps Jobless Workers Start a New Chapter

When your job gets shipped overseas, you want help fast. You don’t want to decode reams of fine print to get that help.

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