Worker Stories

December 24, 2013

Vera Volk of Lynn, Massachusetts

Vera Volk, 53, of Lynn, Massachusetts, writes of being laid off from her biotech research job in May 2013, and struggling to find work in the face of the looming cutoff of federal unemployment insurance.

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November 14, 2012

Richard Crowe of Wintersville, Ohio

Richard Crowe of Wintersville, Ohio, worked for the same steel company for 34 years, before being laid off in May of 2012 when his plant was sold to a scrapping firm.  Now he's facing the loss of federal unemployment insurance at the end of December if Congress fails to renew the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program for  2013.

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August 2, 2012

Karen from Florida

Karen from Florida writes of her job-search struggles while a cut-off of unemployment insurance due to reductions in available benefit weeks in her state looms.

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January 27, 2012

Peggy from Montana

Peggy from Montana writes about being laid off last summer, and that without Congressional action to fully renew Unemployment Insurance through 2012 she'd likely lose her home.

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November 16, 2011

Juli from Wisconsin

Juli from Wisconsin, laid off in April 2011 when her employer relocated the business to another state after a company buyout, writes that she now faces a cut-off of unemployment insurance if Congress fails to renew the federal extensions for 2012.

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October 4, 2011

Terry P. from Buffalo, NY

Terry P. from Buffalo, New York, writes of the frustration of being excluded from consideration for a job due to the duration of unemployment.

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