Since House Republican leaders allowed the Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits program to expire in December, nearly 2.8 million jobless workers have lost their economic lifeline. The Senate passed a renewal of those vital benefits on Monday and that means the ball’s back in the House of Representative’s court and lawmakers need to hear from you that jobless Americans can’t wait any longer.
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AFL-CIO Policy Director Damon Silvers said:
What many lawmakers seem to forget is that our job crisis was not caused by American workers or their families. Yet it has been workers bearing the brunt of this economic disaster, while multinational corporations ship jobs overseas and the banks that created these conditions are shielded from responsibility.