Thursday, September 30, 2010

A message to all 99ers going to DC for 10.2.10

From (some of) our fearless leaders:
Greetings: Below is the 10/2 March info for those not coming from the NYC area.  I have done my best to confirm and recheck all the details, so this should be the final. Thanks for pushing this out there; various issues have delayed things, but hopefully we can still get it to most 99ers.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. 
Thanks, Kian


99ers UNITE!  We are going to have a great day, and we hope all 99ers and their supporters who are coming to the March on Saturday will make every effort to find the 99er group.  The NY/NJ Chapter of UWAG/flashmobs4jobs has been working for weeks to organize a great event and facilitate spreading the word about 99ers and S3706.  Below is detailed information we hope you will find useful.  

URGENT PLEA: We have a few people going down the night before as the Advance Team.  We will need help at the park in the morning, however, beginning at 9 am.  If you are in DC on Friday, or live in DC, and can help us set up, please email or post on the flashmobs4jobs facebook page: .   
We are all just volunteers, so please, help us if you can.  Thank you.

See you Saturday!

Kian Frederick
Sam Talbot

more info after the jump =====>

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

AFL-CIO and Working America Support 99ers!

UWAG's Kian Frederick, AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka, and 99ers Bill C. and Yvonne F. 

Yvonne F., Working America Director Karen Nussbaum, Bill C., and Kian Frederick

Friday, September 24, 2010

What should we do on 10.2.10??!!

Whether or not you can come to the rally, we'd want everyone in the 99er/unemployed community to have a chance to have input on the rally in DC!

What should those of us who are going to DC do? We want to: a) make a big, unified impact with our presence; and b) do something to represent everybody who is stuck at home with no money.

Post your thoughts in the comment section!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

One Nation March Adopts S3706 as Part of Legislative Demands!

This is a huge step forward for 99ers and all those who support S.3706- the Americans Want to Work Act!



S.3706 after the jump

Friday, September 17, 2010

Orlando Jobs with Justice "Die-in"

Another group of creative folks getting active!
As part of its “Declaration of a Jobs Emergency,” Central Florida Jobs with Justice pulled the old death-in trick right outside the fountain-fronted downtown offices of U.S. Senator Pepe le Pew (er, George LeMieux, R-Orlando).
Way to go, people! Let's keep this issue in the public eye!

Unemployed Workers Action Group (UWAG) initiate a seriously entertaining flash mob near Wall Street

From the NY Public Policy Examiner:
Yesterday, the Unemployed Workers Action Group (UWAG) successfully initiated a flash mob behind the famous bull of Wall Street near Bowling Green Park.
Read Full Story

Many thanks to Edward Nelson for writing this excellent article. He wraps it up with a stirring warning:
As Congress comes back into session this week, many will be facing election this November 2, 2010. Confronted with mounting pressure from 99ers and their supporters across the nation, it would not be wise to count the 99ers out.
 and a reminder of just what is at stake:
Those who have benefited from the H.R. 4213 unemployment extension will have exhausted their benefits in November of 2010. In which, they will be the new 99ers relying upon groups like UWAG to assist them in obtaining an extension of unemployment benefits for people that have reached ninety-nine weeks. United States Senator Debbie Stabenow’s bill, “Americans Want to Work Act” (S. 3706) will be the primary focus of the unemployed and those who support them.
 Check out the whole thing at

Monday, September 13, 2010

Because it's Funny

The unemployed stormtrooper interviewed.

***a special thank-you to everyone who participated in our action today... :D

Monday, September 6, 2010

"We Want a Job" lyrics

"(We) Want A Job"
Dip dip dip dip dip dip dip dip...
Sha na na na, sha-na-na-na-na, (We want a job)
Sha na na na, sha-na-na-na-na, (We need a job)
Sha na na na, sha-na-na-na-na, (Where are the jobs?)
Sha na na na, sha-na-na-na-na,
(ah) dip dip dip dip dip dip dip dip
bum bum bum bum bum (We)
Want a job
Sha na na na, sha-na-na-na-na

After working all our lives,
We are trying to survive
Without a job.
Sha na na na, sha-na-na-na-na

Friday, September 3, 2010

UWAGer Chris Willams Speaks!

At the NYC kickoff for the "One Nation Working Together" movement:


You can see a summary of the rally and the rest of the speakers here:

Planning Meeting 9/7

There will be a planning meeting for the September 13th NYC flashmob:

Tuesday, September 7 @ 6:00 pm
310 W 43rd Street
downstairs- at security, say you are with the 99ers

Directions: take any train/bus to Times Square/Port Authority

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"I Need a Job" flashmob

Monday, Sept. 13
12 pm to 2 pm
Bowling Green Park

Please join the 99ers, other unemployed, and our supporters in the making of our first “flashmobs4jobs” video. Our goal is to get our message out by creating a catchy and clever video that will go viral on youtube. We are asking participants to dress in their work uniform, or any work attire, and help us with a song and dance for the cameras.


We will be using the song "Get A Job" by the Silhouettes, with new lyrics reflecting the current situation...

"Get A Job" by The Silhouettes