In March, 2001 President Bush and Congress enacted the Temporary
Extended Unemployment Compensation (TEUC) program providing
13 weeks of additional federal unemployment insurance benefits
to long-term unemployed workers across America.
In December, 2002 the program expired and was reauthorized through
Every week thousands of Americans exhaust their unemployment benefits.
Efforts in Congress to extend benefits again for the long-term
unemployed continue to be held up by the Republican leadership
and the Bush Administration.
Take action: Contact your representative – and join the New
York Unemployment Project to be part of
a larger fight to put New York back to work.