If you're on the line does it really matter if they have anything to give out? Wait on the unemployment line you'll have as good a shot or better than the OWL. You may even get some free retraining and a handout while you're waiting. If you're sweeping streets for the local Doe group you're not working in jurisdiction.
They knew the job was dangerous when they took it.
Didn't you just describe what your fellow posters say about the non-union immigrants?
Learn to shape or find a second career out of our jurisdiction.
Have you tried calling in one of those favors that they promised you for your vote?