In an ingenious organizing effort, a union for the unemployed
was launched last month by the machinists' and other unions to help the
estimated 31 million Americans who have lost their jobs to band
together, fight back and get work - or at least benefits. UCubed, or Ur
Union of Unemployed, is built from the bottom up, with cubes based on
zip codes forming neighborhoods forming power blocks. Members now exist
in 43 states. More here.