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The state of Working Women

I had the opportunity, today, of joining a conference call with the Secretary of Labor, Hilda L. Solis, the Department of Labor’s Chief Economist, Betsey Stevenson and the DOL’s Women’s Bureau Director, Sara Manzano-Diaz about the current status of working women … Continue reading

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Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program for unemployed men age 18-24, providing unskilled manual labor related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural areas of the United States from 1933 to 1942. … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Cake?

Republican opposition in Congress has stalled legislation that would extend much-needed benefits to unemployed workers. There are more than 14.5 million people out of work and another 2.5 million who are discouraged and have given up looking for work, according … Continue reading

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Arguing over unemployment pay

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) contends the idea of providing extended unemployment pay to the jobless without finding money somewhere in the federal budget to cover the cost amounts to a crime. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) contends the real injustice is … Continue reading

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Nevada Republican Senator John Ensign opposes unemployment benefits

Joining the likes of Republican Senators Jim Bunning and Jon Kyl, Nevada’s Republican Senator John Ensign also opposes extension of unemployment benefits. He voted against the jobless benefits for out-of work Nevadans, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Unemployment is … Continue reading

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Republican Senator Jon Kyl opposes unemployment benefits

No wonder I’m a Democrat. Between Republican Senators Jim Bunning of Kentucky and Jon Kyl of Arizona it is easy to reject Republicanism. Kyl, Bunning and the remainder of the Republicans in the Senate are holding up unemployment benefits for … Continue reading

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Heller angers constituent

Dean Heller, R-Nev., told some 70 members of Carson City’s Rotary Club Tuesday he has voted against all the stimulus projects, including the Cash for Clunkers program, because they will run up the national debt but won’t work. [See Heller’s … Continue reading

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Nevada sets unemployment record at 12.5%

Nevada’s unemployment rate reached 12.5 percent in July, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation reported this morning. That tops the record of 12 percent set in June. Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Unemployment means no income to families, no way … Continue reading

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Nye County Unemployment Sets Record

The Nye County unemployment rate has reached 12%, the highest level since the 1970s. [Pahrump Mirror, July 23, 2009, page 1] The rate in Las Vegas is 6.5% according to the Mirror.

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