New Unemployment Numbers Reveal the Truth about Economic Recovery
Skeptical about capitalist claims that we will soon be “flush with cash” and out boosting the economy? The latest weekly increase in claims for unemployment benefits shows the real truth about the system of exploitation the working class confronts every day.
Scott CooperMarch 18, 2021
New Stimulus Bill Is No Win for the Working Class
Bipartisan consensus seems to be forming around a new stimulus bill. Unsurprisingly, this new package gives a weak and insufficient amount of aid to the working class. We must organize to fight for more.
Ezra BrainDecember 17, 2020
Popular Radicalism in the 1930s: The History of the Workers’ Unemployment Insurance Bill
While Bourgeois historians and contemporary "common sense" would have us believe that American workers are inherently conservative, the struggle for the Workers' Unemployment Insurance Bill in the 1930s shows that popular movements can embrace radical demands and provides a lesson for our own times.
Chris WrightSeptember 18, 2020
The Unemployment Crisis is Only Going to Get Worse
The $600 unemployment supplement expires this week, leaving millions of people to fend for themselves with only fractions of their previous incomes. With 80% of Americans already living paycheck to paycheck, this will be nothing short of a catastrophe.
Olivia WoodJuly 29, 2020
Early Re-Opening Is an Attack on the Unemployed
States across the U.S. are re-opening, against the advice of medical professionals. These re-opening attempts are a move to attack the working class, particularly the unemployed. Essential workers and the unemployed must unite to fight back the ruling class’s attacks.
Ezra BrainMay 20, 2020
The Unemployment Catastrophe Continues
The Bureau of Labor Statistics latest reports show that the U.S. unemployment rate has reached 14.7 percent. Now is the time for unemployed councils and an “essential workers” fight back.
Ioan GeorgMay 9, 2020
The Diary of an Unemployed New Yorker
Since the coronavirus pandemic reached catastrophic levels in the United States, an average of 6 million people a week have been making new unemployment claims. The federal government has made no push for a national firing freeze and has left millions of Americans to apply for unemployment.
Kimberly AnnApril 17, 2020