Thu, Jan 21, 2010
Machinists Union Forms Online Community To Help Workers Through
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace
Workers (IAM), today unveiled a new community service program
designed to mobilize the unemployed and underemployed to better
cope with the stress and pressure of being jobless in America.
The new IAM program, called Ur Union of Unemployed, or UCubed
for short, will function as an online community, with small groups
of unemployed activists in a single zip code forming "cubes" and
ultimately becoming a linked network with considerable political
and economic influence. "We hope that UCubed will provide a measure
of relief and an end to the isolation, frustration and depression
that so many unemployed workers experience," said IAM President Tom
Buffenbarger (pictured below). "Working together, they can build a
network of mutual support and help each other to get through the
next few years."
In addition to giving unemployed workers a means to connect and
share experiences through a dedicated website, they will also have
the opportunity to speak with a single voice on critical political
issues. The UCubed website will feature links to allow activists to
pressure state and federal lawmakers to respond more effectively to
the jobs crisis.
The UCubed legislative component will focus on issues directly
affecting the jobless, including unemployment benefit extensions,
food stamps, COBRA benefits and JOBS NOW!, the IAM effort to draw
attention to the need for a national industrial policy.
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