Unemployed

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.