Thanks to the power of people and the internet, the unemployed now have their own union, and it’s catching on quickly.
The idea is that if millions of jobless join together and act as an organization, they are more likely to get Congress and the White House to provide the jobs that are urgently needed. They can also apply pressure for health insurance coverage, unemployment insurance and COBRA benefits and food stamps. An unemployed worker is virtually helpless if he or she has to act alone.
You can follow UCubed on twitter, and joining a Cube is at www.unionofunemployed.com is as simple as it is important:
- Six people who live in the same zip code address can form a Ucube.
- Nine such UCubes make a neighborhood.
- Three neighborhood UCubes form a power block that cntains 162 activists.
- Politicians cannot easily ignore a multitude of power blocks, nor can merchants avoid them.
from the site:
You lost your job. You’re not alone. 31 million Americans face the same challenges. You want your job back. You want your life back. But you can’t do it alone. Neither can anyone else. You all need each other. That’s what UCubed is here to do: Help you and 31 million other Americans organize, work together and get back to work. Let UCubed help you connect. Form a cube, and multipy your political and economic power by 6. Then by 36. Eventually, by 31 million. Take Control.