Extension of Benefits for Jobless Is Set to End

November 19th, 2013

New York Times (11/17/13) Annie Lowrey

During the last week of December around 1.3 million people will lose access to additional weeks of jobless benefits. Another 850,000 will be denied benefits in the first three months of 2014.

Congressional Democrats and the White House are pushing to extend the amount of time covered by the unemployment insurance program, but the chances of an extension are small. The extended program was created in 2008 to combat the recession. Congress has extended the program multiple times since.

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Quote of the Month

November 6th, 2013

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

OSHA Urged to Launch Temporary Worker Emphasis Program Occupational Health & Safety (11/05/13)

November 6th, 2013

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s assistant secretary, Dr. David Michaels, has received 15 recommendations from a coalition of workplace safety groups that urge the agency to improve safety and health conditions for temporary workers. OSHA is preparing a proposal that would mandate that companies publicly post summary data from their log of work-related injuries. The top two recommendations regard delineating health and safety responsibilities in dual-employer settings.         |          Full Story Available