The Countdown #3

Denying Unemployment Insurance for those at Unsafe Jos


The Trump Administration Department of Labor allowed states to deny unemployment insurance benefits to workers that refused to return to unsafe jobs during the pandemic.



The new guidance during the pandemic from the administration is for employers to report those who refuse to return to work, even when safety complaints have been made. Those workers can then be disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance benefits.



Joe Biden wants to transform ‘unemployment insurance into Employment insurance’ by creating short term compensation plans that keep people in their jobs during a crisis. This kind of plan is in place in 27 states from the Obama Administration.



It allows for workers to convert to a reduced hour schedule and provides for federal assistance to those businesses participating in the program. Joe helped enact that program then and he is ready to implement it to help workers in all 50 states.



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