WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky GOP Sen. Jim Bunning's one-man filibuster of a bill that would extend unemployment benefits for millions of jobless Americans is triggering nationwide outrage, including a call for his ouster from baseball's Hall of Fame.
"One United States Senator, Jim Bunning, is adding a ton of pain to America's jobless," declared Rick Sloan, acting executive director of Ur Union of Unemployed, a grass roots organization for unemployed Americans. "His heartless actions mean millions will not receive their unemployment checks. For his stance, he should be ejected from the Hall of Fame and installed in the Hall of Shame."
More than 1 million people will lose unemployment benefits in March if Congress does not approve legislation to extend the payments, according to an estimate from the National Employment Law Project
"It is an outrage for one senator to stand in the way of desperately needed help for millions of unemployed Americans," said Sloan. "His legacy as a great ball player is about to be surpassed by his reputation as an obstinate and uncaring ideologue."
Ur Union of Unemployed, or UCubed, is a community service project of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) designed to assist the millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans, and to provide them with a structure that allows them to take advantage of their growing numbers. For more information, visit Ur Union of Unemployed.
SOURCE Ur Union of Unemployed