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  • Breaking News! Unemployment Benefits To Be Restored!

    Early this afternoon Governor Bev Perdue signed Executive Order 93 to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits for the 47,000 North Carolinians that have been living without them since April.

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  • Jobless Workers Testify at Public Hearing on Benefits Lapse

    This week, Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis and others came face-to-face with jobless workers who spoke at a public hearing called by Sen. Martin Nesbitt to shame state lawmakers who are blocking the extension of federal unemployment benefits in North Carolina.

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  • NC GOP to Workers Walking Picket Line, “Let them eat cake.”

    About three dozen North Carolinians who are fed up with calls by Republican leaders for everyone else to sacrifice so they and their corporate campaign backers can continue to sacrifice nothing walked a picket line outside the headquarters of the North Carolina Republican Party in Raleigh, today.

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  • House Republicans Block Unemployment Benefits

    Time is running out for long-term unemployed The Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday tried to take up a bill under expedited rules to extend federal unemployment benefits which are set to expire on November 30. The vote required a 2/3 majority to pass, but enough Republicans (143) voted against suspending […]

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  • The Upside Down Priorities of Senate Republicans

    Free tax cuts for the rich, no unemployment extension unless it’s paid for Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ), the second ranking Republican in the Senate, said this week that tax cuts for the rich should never be offset to avert their impact on the federal budget deficit – but unemployment benefit extensions must be fully paid […]

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