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Unemployment benefits news and analysis from The Nation
August 14, 2015
The Many Ways You Can Be Screwed Out of Unemployment Benefits
If you have a bad job to begin with, chances are you’re going to get bad unemployment relief.
July 8, 2015
If You Could Decrease a Workplace’s Injury Rate by 65 Percent, Would You?
When nurses can’t speak up about unsafe hospital conditions without risking their jobs, both labor and the public lose a powerful potential advocate.
June 24, 2015
‘Orange Is the New Black’ Is Dead Wrong About Disability
Media portrayals that reinforce negative stereotypes about social programs and the individuals helped by them sow the seeds for damaging cuts.
April 14, 2015
If You Quit Your Job to Care For a Loved One, You Could Qualify for Unemployment
But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.
February 17, 2015
Is Welfare Reform Causing Earlier Deaths?
We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.
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October 22, 2014
Why GOP Control of the Senate Would Be a Disaster
The Republican wrecking crew would hurt workers, women, minorities and the environment.
April 8, 2014
11 GOP Excuses for Not Extending Unemployment Benefits
Why don't Republicans want to extend long-term jobless aid? Actually, it's hard to tell.