Six years after the onset of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy needs nearly 8 million jobs to return to pre-recession health.
Organized labor and its allies have turned to public pressure to push resurrection of the benefits through a hostile GOP majority in the U.S. House.
Heavy lobbying efforts were underway to extend unemployment insurance for the more than 1 million long-term jobless.
Call Congress at 1-877-318-0483 with the message "extend unemployment insurance now."
The caregivers' return to work temporarily halts a standoff over the future of health service delivery for the region.
In addition to the 1.3 million who will be immediately cut off, an additional 3.6 million people will lose benefits in the coming year unless Congress acts.
Clergy and community leaders from Chicago and the northwest suburbs delivered a petition today signed by 33 allies supporting employees at the Rivers Casino Des Plaines.
"Because of this agreement, 25 workers will be back to work in time for the holidays."
Domino's Pizza has told its workers what they can expect when they exercise their right to demand a living wage. The pizza chain has locked them out in the cold.
Support is mounting daily for 800 courageous locked out nurses and tech workers, as the corporation failed to show up for further negotiations.