Tag: Unemployment

UAW Increases Weekly Strike Pay to $400

DETROIT – After a meeting of the UAW International Executive Board, the UAW announced today that it has increased its weekly strike pay for members from $275 per week to $400 per week. Eligibility for weekly benefits will still begin on the 8th day of a strike. In addition, the UAW eliminated a provision that a member may not receive UAW strike benefits if the member received unemployment benefits. “UAW members who strike are fighting to hold their employers accountable,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “Our striking members and their families deserve our solidarity, and this increased benefit will help ... Read more

UAW President Rory L. Gamble Statement on the HEALS Act

“Outside the bubble of Washington, D.C. our families continue to struggle with an economy devastated by this pandemic. This impacts UAW members, their families, their communities and their jobs, all of which depend on a resilient economy. This issue needs to be solved. In the short term, families need a temporary extension of current benefits, including the $600 a week supplemental unemployment until a final bill is resolved. In the long term, families need a continuation of these enhanced $600 unemployment benefits, access to affordable health care coverage and adequate funding for local and state governments to support their needs. ... Read more

Unemployment Resources

In some states (maybe all states but the information is not updated) COVID-related UI claims are processed faster and can be more generous than unemployment insurance (for example, Rhode Island) but many state UI websites may not reflect this information as of March 23, 2020. State Unemployment Website Alabama https://www.labor.alabama.gov/   Alaska https://labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/COVID-19.htm   Arizona https://des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-individual   Arkansas https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/unemployment/ezarc/   California https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm   Colorado https://www.colorado.gov/cdle/unemployment   Connecticut http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-online/index.htm   Delaware https://ui.delawareworks.com/   Florida http://www.floridajobs.org/   Georgia https://dol.georgia.gov/online-services   Hawaii https://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/   Idaho https://labor.idaho.gov/dnn/COVID-19   Illinois https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/Pages/COVID-19-and-Unemployment-Benefits.aspx   Indiana https://www.in.gov/dwd/19.htm   Iowa https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/updates-and-resources-about-covid-19   Kansas https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Home.aspx   Kentucky https://kcc.ky.gov/career/Pages/default.aspx   Louisiana ... Read more

NY TIMES: F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Bill

The Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion economic rescue plan on Wednesday that will offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus. Its components include stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage that includes the self-employed, student loan changes and much more. Here are the answers to common questions about what’s in the bill. We’ll update this article as we have more answers or if the plan changes as it moves through the legislative process. Read more on nytimes.com >>> Learn more about the COVID-19 / Coronavirus disease >>>

Lawsuit filed against State’s unemployment insurance system

Users say computer system erroneously accuses them of fraud and then fines them, in one case as much as $20,000 DETROIT — A group of Michigan citizens has sued the Michigan unemployment insurance system to stop its illegal and unconstitutional practices. In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the plaintiffs allege that the State’s practices have deprived them, and thousands of Michigan’s unemployment insurance claimants, of their fundamental rights under the Constitution and under the Social Security Act. The suit challenges the State’s widespread practice of deciding cases involving serious ... Read more