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Post by Guest on Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:20 am

Unemployed workers in the following states would lose access to 40 weeks of unemployment insurance under H.R. 3630: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. The current range of 34 to 73 weeks of available federally-funded unemployment insurance, depending on the state, would be dramatically reduced to 20 to 33 weeks, if the bill were enacted.

NELP estimates that the House leadership’s proposal would result in as much as $22 billion in lost economic growth to the nation’s economy, which also translates into a loss of at least 140,000 jobs next year.

Key Features of H.R. 3630

Immediately Slashes Federal Jobless Benefits and Undermines Economic Growth, Penalizing the Highest Unemployment States

Usurps the Established Authority of the States to Determine Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits, While Penalizing Millions of Deserving Workers With a New High School Equivalency Mandate to Qualify for State Benefits

Misguided Drug Testing Policy Further Penalizes Honest Workers and Pointlessly Burdens State Agencies

Opens the Door to “Means Testing” of UI Benefits By Denying Benefits to Workers Based on Their Income

Further Insults Workers by Charging them $5 Each for the Costs of their Reemployment Services

Would Authorize Waivers of Federal Law that Now Protect Against Abuse of the Program, Such as New Workfare Type Programs

Eliminates the “Non-Reduction Rule,” Providing States with the Leeway to Slash UI Benefits Next Year

http://unemployedworkers.org/sites/unemployedworkers/index.php/site/blog_entry/house_leadership_bill_slashes_unemployment_insurance

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Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:45 am

This is what the unemployed are up against. This is an absolute
Disgrace. The economy is no better than a year ago, worse in some ways. Just in my building alone there have been layoffs in 2 companies. One is so bad it's breaking it's lease and shutting down completely.

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Post by caleb23 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:08 am

Why are all States not mentioned? I am from Massachusetts and see that my state is not listed.

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Post by Guest on Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:48 pm

caleb23 wrote:Why are all States not mentioned? I am from Massachusetts and see that my state is not listed.
MA is not on there because they will lose less than 40 weeks - no Tier 4. Evil or Very Mad

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