Unemployment Insurance

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    What The Fiscal Cliff Means For New York, Pt. 2

    Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid admitted his cynicism towards a fiscal cliff compromise, blaming the House Republicans' "dictatorship." The New York Post's cover featured a diver jumping off a cliff, with the catchy headline 'This Fall Is Really Going To Hurt.' We later found out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    More Vets Seek Food Stamps

    ​What better way to start your day than with sobering news? Turns out, the downturn economy hasn't just prompted more everyday Americans to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- formerly known as food stamps.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Terrible Boss Learns That Holding a 'Firing Contest' Is Maybe Not a Good Idea

    There's nothing like a truly terrible idea to make a subpar idea seem marginally decent, no? In this case, we have William Ernst, the owner of QC Mart, a chain of convenience stores in Bettendorf, Iowa. Ernst decided a fun work thing to do to promote store bonding or whatnot would be to make his emp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Don't Ask Don't Tell Opponents Pick Up Some Unlikely Support

    While John McCain gets crankier and crankier about repealing Don't Ask, Don't tell, opponents of the policy have picked up a couple of unlikely allies on the right. After much lobbying, Sen. Scott Brown has finally come around and said he will consider voting to end Don't Ask (along with the usua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    House Republicans Give Unemployed the Finger

    ​Almost 100,000 unemployed New Yorkers whose unemployment benefits are expiring will have a very not-so-merry Christmas this year now that House Republicans have killed a proposed $56 billion benefits extension, the Daily News says.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    You Are 0.1 Percent More Employed Than Last Month

    ​Hey, New Yorkers: Things are looking up. The state Department of Labor has new numbers out, which the New York Times says show a dip in the city's unemployment rate. It's true! Our rate of downtrodden, jobless recession victims for October is down to 9.2 percent! Which means September (whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    On Labor Day, Rightbloggers Denounce Labor Day, Unions, Minimum Wage, Etc.

    Happy Labor Day! You're probably thinking about picnics or sales, rather than about Joe Hill, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, strikes, solidarity, and such like. That's okay. Enjoy your day off -- which, like any other days off you may have, was won for you long ago by union people getting ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2005

    Bush to Rebuild New Orleans, Somehow

    President throws expensive bag of gimmicks at Katrina disaster

  • News

    September 13, 2005

    Blowback From Katrina

    Bush tries a P.R. approach. Basic problems of health care, jobs, housing remain

  • News

    November 5, 2002

    Where Was George?

    As Dems Nap, New Activists Press Pataki on Record

  • News

    February 27, 2001

    Getting Their Dotcom-Uppance

    Under 35s Lead Growth in Unemployment