#1 The Unemployed are ORGANIZING! (yay)02-26-2010, 08:49 AM
Oh God...more ways to waste your time instead of looking for a job...
annabanana (1000+ posts) Wed Feb-24-10 02:19 PM
Original message The Unemployed are ORGANIZING! (yay)
The Unemployed Now Have Their Own Union, and It's Catching on Quickly
An ingenious grassroots union for the unemployed is only a month old -- and its numbers are growing.
It's been only a month that a union for the unemployed has come into existence through an ingenious grassroots organizing campaign. In case you haven't heard about it, the union's name is "UR Union of the Unemployed" or its nickname, "UCubed," because of its unique method of organizing.
The idea is that if millions of jobless join together and act as an organization, they are more likely to get Congress and the White House to provide the jobs that are urgently needed. They can also apply pressure for health insurance coverage, unemployment insurance and COBRA benefits and food stamps. An unemployed worker is virtually helpless if he or she has to act alone.
Joining a Cube is as simple as it is important. (Please check the union web site: www.unionofunemployed.com ). Six people who live in the same zip code address can form a Ucube. Nine such UCubes make a neighborhood. Three neighborhood UCubes form a power block that contains 162 activists. Politicians cannot easily ignore a multitude of power blocks, nor can merchants avoid them.
Guts. That's all I can say.
I'd post some replies but...I have to get to work. :eek::DMay the FORCE be with you!
02-26-2010, 09:43 AMRest In Peace America
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02-26-2010, 09:47 AM
Amalgamated Association of Morons Local 6 7/8
Seems fitting, no?The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
02-26-2010, 11:35 AM
What a wonderful idea, a bunch of people with no money organizing...that'll accomplish a lot.Voted hottest "chick" at CU - My hotness transcends gender
02-26-2010, 11:47 AM
A Progressive Tea Party. The tea baggies.
02-26-2010, 08:51 PM
These people are being scammed and don't even know it. Union says "Join and pay dues and we'll take care of you." They are always looking for a suckers to leach off of.
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