Communication

Did you know that Wall Street is under peaceful siege? That's right. for the last 12 days thousands of people have occupied Wall Street protesting the corrupt financial system that has lead to the largest loss of Black and Latino wealth ever in the U.S., as well as the highest…
Recently, I spoke to Charlene, who has been unemployed for over two years, and is desperate to find work. Even though she holds two degrees, has extensive experience in her field of world, and is continuing her education at her local vocational technical center, she’s only managed to find two…
Florida New Majority is looking for a sharp New Media Intern to join its statewide campaign, JustWork!, fighting to bring good jobs and a reformed unemployment insurance system to our state. You’ll be a key member of our New Media team, helping to launch innovative online campaigns, recruit new online…
In Part 2 in our series of "Unemployed Workers Speak Out," Pavel Lopez and Carrie Macon give us their stories about their struggles and with unemployment in Florida. Pavel has been unemployed for 3 months, and is actively trying to find work, and is going to school to become a…
I'm fed up. While I know it isn’t the best way to start the New Year, I've had enough of the stereotype that unemployed people are lazy, and simply taking advantage of the system. Over the holiday season, I spent a few hours at the South Florida Workforce Office to…
1. Feel 30 years younger. Florida's unemployment insurance system is woefully old and, well, shoddy. It’s remained unchanged in 30 years. It’s unreliability sometimes makes it impossible to process insurance claims in a timely manner, causing people reliant on it to sometimes wait for weeks to receive their benefits. Other…