This Sunday, individuals filing for unemployment benefits in the District of Columbia will see the first increase in their weekly benefits in over ten years. “At a time when more and more people are struggling to get by in the District, we know just how scary suddenly finding yourself without employment can be for working people,” said Metro Washington Council Executive Director Carlos Jimenez. “Critical programs like Unemployment Insurance were created so that no working person will be thrown off the ‘economic cliff’ when they find themselves without a job.”
FC Solidaridad, the local labor soccer team, “needs more women on its roster!” says local organizer Corey Klemmer. “We play a very casual game on Thursday nights in Shaw and have a ton of fun,” says Klemmer. All you need to play is a red shirt and shin guards; games are at Bundy Field (btwn 4th & 5th and O & P Sts NW) at 7 or 8 Thursdays. Find out more on the FC Solidaridad Facebook page or email Klemmer at [email protected].
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- compiled/edited by David Prosten at Union Communication Services.
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