H.R.6867 - Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008

To provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation. view all titles (6)

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  • Official: To provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation. as introduced.
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  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 1:15am

    09-12-08 NELP analysis calls on Congress to expand jobless benefits for 800,000 workers left without federal assistance in October. Read More
    09-05-08 NELP and allies from New Jersey’s Raise the Wage Campaign released Lost Time, Lost Pay, a report on the need to raise the state’s minimum wage. Read More
    09-05-08 “This is a crisis for American workers.” Statement by Christine L. Owens, Executive Director, on the August jobs report. Read More
    09-01-08 Cornell University publishes The Gloves-Off Economy: Workplace Standards at the Bottom of America’s Labor Market, with contributions by Annette Bernhardt, Maurice Emsellem and Paul Sonn. Read More
    08-01-08 The July Labor Department report points to the need for further economic stimulus. Read More
    07-23-08 The General Accounting Office released a scathing study on the Department of Labor’s failure to enforce basic wage standards, and NELP was featured in press on the report Read More
    07-16-08 States are targeting independent contractor abuses, including new executive orders, cost studies, and legislation. Read More
    07-11-08 NELP joined with New Jersey allies to step up their campaign to raise the Garden State’s minimum wage to $8.50 per hour and protect tipped workers. Read More
    07-01-08 After a tenacious fight by unemployed workers and their allies, President Bush signed an extension of unemployment benefit allies that will reach as many as 3.7 million jobless workers. Read More
    http://www.nelp.org/

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 1:24am

    The September 2008 State Unemployment Numbers come out at the end of this week:

    Fri. Oct. 17th

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 1:47am
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    A challenge for our Congress!!

    WE the unemployed call on Congress to take the $25 a week food allowance challenge! Yes that’s right, it boils down to $3.50 a day!! Let’s see how well you fair!!

    http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2008/10/08/the-25-challenge-could-you-feed-yourself-on-3-50-a-day/

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 2:23am
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    Lets all pray that today brings us good news. Email your senators they are running for office . Carl Levin MI. is so sure he’s gonna win again he hasn’t even ran any ads, He’s got a real surprise ahead of him!! good bye LEVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 2:26am
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    Send your senators an email and tell them if they don’t go back to Washington and help the hungry and unemployed they will not get our votes, and we are plenty!! God bless us all!

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  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 3:59am

    Sen McConnell, Senate Minority Leader, is part of the Senate group that blocked the Unem. Benefits Extension. He is in danger of losing his seat to Bruce Lunsford

    Lets write to the journalists who wrote the below articles and alert them to our hardships, that the economy is even worse and will not be able to create jobs for months. What happens to a million unemployed Americans with families? . Where do we live when we are evicted from our rented apartments or houses? Or lose our mortgages ? Why don’t our children need food, and medication? We don’t count as mainstream America? Aren’t we rich enough for him to count us?
    Will we live in our cars? Do we go dumpster diving?
    Are we just a bunch of whiners as Phil Gramm, McCain’s future Treasury Secretary called us just 3 weeks ago?
    Bush said no to unemployment benefits extensions for us and McConnell supports him?

    AND call Sen Mitch McConnell’s office phone: (202) 224-2541 and tell them we have contacted these papers and these journalists to alert them to our hardships.

    Below articles are about Bruce Lumsford and Sen. McConnell :

    http://www.kentucky.com/592/story/553302.html

    Reach Larry Dale Keeling at (859) 231-3249, 1-800-950-6397, ext. 3249 or lkeeling@herald-leader.com.

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    http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081009/NEWS0106/810090401/1008/NEWS01

    http://nky.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20081009/NEWS0103/810090373

    Reach James Carroll at jcarroll@courier-journal.com

    McConnell can be reached on his home turf office Louisville, KY 40202 …. Phone: (502) 582-6304
    OR at Washington Congressional Office 202-224-2541
    http://mcconnell.senate.gov/contact.cfm

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    Anonymous 10/13/2008 5:09am
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    Come on go to Obama"s site, I’m sure he would appreciate this hog wash, we are here for the extension, Hey buddy you are at the wrong site, BYE

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 4:51am
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    Paul Krugman won the Nobel Prize for Economics today. He writes for the New York Times. I saw him on TV… CNN last week and he was saying the unemployed need benefits extended and this was very important to the economy

    3 nights ago on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN evening talk show, Robert Rubin ex Treasury Secretary was trying to say the same thing and Blitzer just cut him of a few times..

    Oh well, call Pelosi and Mitch McConnell. If each got more than 20 or 30 calls they would sit up and take note.

    I said the 7 weeks extension is not nearly enough for anybody

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 5:33am
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    we will appreciate 7 weeks, That will help us get through the holidays and get us into next year.

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 5:33am
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    we will appreciate 7 weeks, That will help us get through the holidays and get us into next year.

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 5:48am
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    I’m more worried about getting though the next 6 weeks!!
    Hopefully 1 of the department stores will call me today for a interview

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 6:28am

    I am so annoyed that President Bush said himself that he would have added unemployment to the bail-out, but Pelosi insisted on adding a bunch of other public works stuff with it. She refused to only add UIE so that’s why it failed in the Senate! I am infuriated about this!!! If anyone finds relevant news about her “ecnomic summit” today, please post immediately, as I won’t have access to the news today. Thanks everyone!!!

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    Anonymous 10/13/2008 9:12am
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    Bush said he would veto the bill if a UI extension was in it. That’s a BIG FAT LIE!

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 6:37am

    Not only could she of added it to the bailout, she could of added it to the CR!!! What is she thinking?!?!?!? I have a really bad feeling about holding it for the lame duck session, they need to just call an emergency session and get it taken care of! If we pay their wages, why won’t they listen to us???? GET BACK TO WORK! WE NEED YOU!

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 6:49am
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    It is only the Senate that can do anything for us and they are still on recess. Nothing we can do now except call Sentate reps and ask them to reconvene b4 the “selection”

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 6:52am
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    Obama’s main campaign strategy is counting on the fact that alot of uneducated, uninformed people will vote for him for irrelevant resaons such as # his skin color 2# just b/c he is a democrat # 3 plain old ignorance

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 6:52am
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    See it isn’t the republicans stalling this extension it’s the ridiculous Congress, Bush would have signed it ? Good lord what was Harry & Nancy thinking???

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 6:53am
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    How many ppl will be come homeless before the lame duck session..This bill didn’t pass in the “Stimlus Package” ..so you would think, the Senate would call for a emergency session to pass this!

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 6:54am
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    I won’t vote for Barry Obama, he is a mystery man, and a scarry one at that!

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    Anonymous 10/13/2008 9:13am
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    You are the scary (not scarry) one.

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 6:56am
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    Obama CANNOT possibly keep the promises he made. Where will he get the money for all of his promises ?? He is just saying it to get elected.

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 6:56am
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    Once again we got the shaft by Harry and Nancy ( alias Sid & Nancy) They always want to help AFTER THE FACT.

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 6:59am
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    Harry and Nancy can shove it !! They are self-serving only and don’t care about the struggling people.

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 7:00am
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    NOBAMA 08’ You can Keep the Change

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 7:02am
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    And why wait until after the election ..If they have plans o pass this ..why not come back now ..They know we have no income and jobs are hard to find!!

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 7:08am
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    Time Magazine Names Colo. Senator Allard Among Nation’s 5 Worst
    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/health/8749006/detail.html

  • Anonymous 10/13/2008 7:10am
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    Because it’s a ploy for Democratic votes. That’s why

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    Anonymous 10/13/2008 9:14am
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    Boy, the haters are out in droves today.


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