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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 Brain

December 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 Wright

September 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 Wood

July 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 Brain

May 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 Georg

May 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 Ann

April 17, 2020