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Blog: Unemployment Rate Down, Employment Rate about the Same!

Aug 07, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

More people are dropping out of the ranks of those looking for work, or are among the long-term unemployed no longer eligible for UI benefits. Read more

Poverty Data: No Significant Difference! -- Well, Not Statistically

Sep 19, 2013 | By Sr. Marge Clark

There is no statistically significant difference in the Census Bureau Poverty Data, comparing 2012 to 2011. However, looking within the statistics, pictures of people begin to emerge.

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Extend the Unemployment Benefits and Reduced Payroll Tax!

Tell your legislators that they must extend -- without any harmful provisions -- both the unemployment benefits and the reduction in payroll taxes through 2012. Read more

Legislative Update

NETWORK Legislative Update
January 11, 2011 

Happy New Year

While we are waiting for Congress to return to Washington, we want to thank you for all your support in 2011 – your donations, your activism, and your moral support! This update will not ask you to take any action (!) but will give you an update on the status of the issues we asked you to advocate for in 2011.

1. Summary of the first session of the 112th Congress (2011)

2. What will Congress do in 2012?

Blog: Is 8.6% Unemployment a Real Improvement?

Dec 02, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

The unemployment numbers for November were released the morning of Dec. 2. WOW, a move from 9.0% to 8.6%, isn’t that good news? Not so fast. Read more

NETWORK Responds to President Obama’s Jobs Speech

The challenge of President Obama’s speech to Congress on the American Jobs Act was just what we as a nation needed to pull out of the polarizing rhetoric and to move toward working together for the good of the whole. Read more

Blog: Improving Our Workforce Policies

May 12, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Kudos to CLASP for bringing together a dynamic panel of speakers -- crossing political spectrums and administrations -- to bluntly discuss obstacles that stand in the way of common-sense workforce development policy. Read more

Blog: Unemployment and Tax Compromise - Where Is the Outrage?

Dec 08, 2010 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Last week, some members of Congress threatened to stall any further legislation (legislation that is crucial for the government to function smoothly) so tax breaks could be secured for the richest Americans.   Read more

Blog: Scarring Effects of Unemployment

Nov 23, 2010 | By Casey Schoeneberger

There is nothing quite as jarring as the blunt assertion that our nation’s children are in serious trouble. Read more

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