smf: Tomorrow seems to be a Cosmic Confluence as LAUSD sends out RIF termination notices to Plant Managers and Librarians and the Lame Duck Congress potentially ends extended unemployment benefits and extends tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans.
Tor Cowan, American Federation of Teachers Director of Legislation writes:
29 November 2010
Tomorrow, 800,000 workers who have been looking for jobs for more than six months will lose unemployment insurance. Two million will lose benefits if congressional inaction continues through December. Yet at the same time, Congress is considering cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans. We cannot let this happen.
Congress must pass a yearlong extension of this insurance program before the holiday recess, or else unemployment benefits will be cut off. Take a moment now to have your voice heard, and ask your friends to help.
Tell Congress to vote to continue unemployment insurance through 2011.
Cutting off benefits would have a devastating impact on unemployed workers, their families, local businesses and communities. And as time runs out for these struggling Americans, it is unconscionable that Congress is simultaneously considering irresponsible tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans.
Write to your representative and senators today.
We need to support struggling Americans who are out of work, instead of extending an irresponsible tax cut for the wealthiest Americans.
Director of Legislation