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Workplace Issues Today: Senate foot-dragging causes more pain to the unemployed

With Senate Republicans derailing an attempt to further extend unemployment benefits, many San Fransisco jobless have seen their financial situation go from bad to worse. While some decry the GOP’s actions as “callous” and “political,” others look for ways to fund the extension in the hope of breaking the deadlock. And the larger question looms: what role should the government play when a changing economy means that many of these people’s jobs will not be returning?

See “Long-term jobless lose out in Senate struggle,” by Tom Abate, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 29 2010 (JDD)

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