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112 North Broad Street, 11th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102-1510 ph:215-557-0822 fax:215-557-6981

Recession &
Support for Workers

Information Online:
Unemployment Compensation &
Filing bi weekly claims

Click here: 99ers: The Real Lives of the Long-Term Jobless - Video -

Click for Benefits for Laid Off Workers

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COMPASS is an online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs.Unemployed workers can apply for Food Stamps and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and other programs at the Pennsylvania Compass link.
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Help for Mortgage Foreclosure

Call the Unemployment Information Center at
215-557-0822 for help if you are behind on your mortgage. Our housing counselors may be able to help you.

Information on foreclosure prevention

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Our office is located at:
112 North Broad Street, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1510

Top News

June 3 Raise the Wage Rally

C-SPAN coverage of long term unemployed speaking in DC
May 6 on the need to extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC). PUP and NELP brought the six workers who spoke. Click to watch coverage

Sign the Petition to Extend Unemployment Compensation

Campaign to Raise the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Announced

PUP members rally to raise the minimum wage

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Another Take on Solving the Foreclosure Crisis
Loans to Jobless Homeowners

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Link to Pennsylvania's Here To Help Web site

FAQs on avoiding foreclosure (links to FHA website)

Federal Housing Administration Web site

Health CARE

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Upcoming Events

Raise the Wage PA Statewide Action

Statewide Action Day for a Fair Minimum Wage in PA on Monday, September 29 at 12 Noon.
Outside Fergie's Pub
1214 Sansom Street
March to Governor Corbett's Office
(Fergie's is a High Road Employer)

Tuesday, September 30
The Borinqueneers

The Borinqueneers
The story of the all-Puerto Rican 65th Regiment, the only all-Hispanic unit in U.S. Army history.
September 30
5:30 PM
Community College of Phila.
1700 Spring Garden St.
Bonnell Bldg. Room BG-20

Talk back after the movie with
Writer/Director Noemi Figueora Soulet and 65th Regiment veteran SRC William Van Derdys (Ret. USAR)
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Americans in Struggle

at Community College of Philadelphia- Winnet Student Life Building-17th below Spring Garden, Room S 2-3 Refreshments from 5:30

Six films Tuesdays at 6 PM
Refreshments from 5:30 PM; Showing at 6:00 PM; Brief discussion following the film/s
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PUP Video Thursday

Every Thursday at 2:00 PM we will be showing a different film from our video library.

What's New

Philadelphia Unemployment Project/
Unemployment Information Center
 2012-2013 Activities

PUP Winter Newsletter

A history of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project
PUP You Tube Video

spring newsletter
Pup Update for October

HEMAP Update

Final version of SB 1433 as signed by Governor Corbett

The Philadelphia Unemployment Project is a membership organization of low-wage workers and the unemployed. PUP has fought for jobs and for economic justice since 1975. We are also an unemployed workers center that helps people win unemployment cases, save their houses, and get access to health care.

Spotlight on PUP

Activist Gives Speech Inside Mitch McConnell’s Office About Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment Benefits Expiring: Video story from Fox 29 about one PUP member who was cut off last Saturday

In Philadelphia, A Call For Restoration of Extended Federal Jobless Benefits

Advocates For Jobless Demand Extension of Federal Benefits

John and Evelyn Dodds, Helping the Unemployed While Caring for a Newborn

Jobless to lose benefits to budget cuts (CNN video)

Unemployment drops in September: PUP on ABC 6

CNN Spotlights PUP

Payday loans: Bad idea for Pa.

Protest rally for elimination of general assistance

Looking For Jobs At Xfinity Live!

Homeowners protest upcomming sheriff's sale (video)

Click here: 99ers: The Real Lives of the Long-Term Jobless - Video -

PUP Slide shows


Recent Events

Rally to Raise the Minimum Wage - March 27, 2014
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Rally to Extend Jobless Benefits
December 16, 2013
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Harrisburg Rally to Expand Medicaid
June 26, 2013
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Health Care Rally April 18, 2013
March and Rally to Corbettís Office
Thursday, April 18 Noon
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Roundtable with low wage workers and the Secretary of Labor.
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PUP was featured by BCKSEET Productions for their holiday play EL Fuego, a new holiday musical which deals with issues of unemployment at the Adrienne Theater in December. They are donating some of the proceeds from the play to PUP.   
Click here: Outreach Initiative
Click here: El Fuego, a new holiday musical

PUP Gift Drive for Children of the Unemployed
December 20. 2012
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Unemployment Compensation Rally
November 19, 2012
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HEMAP Lobby Day and Rally
April 3, 2012
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Save Our Homes Coalition at City Council
March 29, 2012
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Commuter Options

PUP van pool

As the jobless recovery continues the Commuter Options program continues to offer a path to employment for Philadelphia workers.  Commuter Options van and car pools provide transportation to nearly 100 workers daily to jobs in the suburbs.

PUPCO 2012 Accounts

Commuter Options Press Coverage

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