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Program Information
Labor Express Radio
Weekly Program
 Jerry Mead-Lucero - Labor Express Radio  Contact Contributor
This is the full 12-6-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.

Last Friday, the new unemployment figures came out and they are not good. The unemployment rate rose from 9.6% to 9.8% nationally last month, once again setting records and making the current economic crisis one of the longest and deepest in our nation’s history. Along with the negative employment numbers, was the equal disturbing news a couple weeks ago that Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s moratorium on evictions would be ending by court order.

But despite the gloomy economic news last week, the newly invigorated Republican Party, once again revealed themselves as the party of entrenched privilege. In a bold, even shockingly transparent announcement, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell announced that the party would obstruct all legislation, including extensions of unemployment insurance, until the Democrats caved into demands for tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

On today’s program we will hear what the unemployment figures mean, what is needed to turn the situation around and demands by the unemployed for extend benefits. We’ll also hear about one family in foreclosure that is taking a stand and refusing to be evicted from their home.

Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Monday morning at 10:00 AM on Chicago's Sound Alliance, WLUW, 88.7 FM. For more information, see our website at:
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