November 12, 2010
For more information contact
Susan Hurley, Executive Director
Chicago Jobs with Justice
John Gaudette, Organizing Director
312.427.2114 x208 (work)
Unemployed Workers, Small Business People Mobilize Calls to Congress for Unemployment Benefits, Jobs
What: Press Conference and Protest on Unemployment Insurance
Who: Chicago Jobs with Justice Unemployed Workers Council and Illinois Main Street Alliance
Where: State of Illinois Building, 100 W. Randolph
When: Tuesday, November 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, unemployed workers will join with small business owners and
others concerned with the lack of support for America's unemployed
workers. Unemployed workers will call on Congress to pass an extension
of Unemployment Benefits with the same speed they passed bailouts for
Wall Street. Unemployed Workers Council and the Illinois Main Street
Alliance want to preserve this lifeline to middle class families, small
business and the economy.
Scorzo, 27, a laid off union electrician from Chicago, says, "Congress
has to gets its priorities straight. Why are they bailing out
millionaires with tax breaks and cutting my benefits while I look for
work and go to school?"
produce customers, period," stated Dan Sherry of the Illinois Main
Street Alliance. "When unemployed workers become impoverished without
any support, small business will continue to lose customers and close."
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