Putting Layoffs on Notice
Real Change News:
"The conversation will have to grow from the ground up, because politicians don't seem interested in collecting the voices of the unemployed, [David] Frieboth said. 'This is something Congress should be doing.'"
The Seattle Times:
"The Unemployed Nation project is ringing a bell, saying the impact of employment now and going forward is magnified by the numbers of unemployed and the lengths of time people are going without jobs."
"[One] witness, a woman who was laid off from her work at a vocational job-placement office, told those in attendance she once found herself in line with over 300 people, all applying for one position. "
"[Panelists] talked about the psychological impacts of unemployment--the feelings of isolation, insecurity and doubts about self-worth. This compounds the economic deprivation unemployed people face."
The UW Daily:
"'If I don’t have any value to anyone else, what kind of value do I have to myself?' asked Colin McMullin, a Washington native and Boeing engineer who was laid off in 2009. 'The last three years have been the toughest years of my life.'"
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Voices of the Unemployed
By Washington State Labor Council
Unemployed Workers Speak Out
By Washington State Labor Council
Wade Jackson speaks with the Washington State Labor Council
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Darrell Hunter speaks with the Washington State Labor Council
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Jodi Hodson speaks with the Washington State Labor Council
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Doreen Frank speaks with the Washington State Labor Council
Terri Johnson speaks with the Washington State Labor Council
Tom in Seattle, WA
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