The NC State AFL-CIO is calling on us to contact our legislators to demand that the NC General Assembly leave no worker behind during the COVID-19 crisis:
“Lawmakers should immediately pass legislation to ensure that our state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system will help workers and their families weather this crisis. We are asking legislators to take these immediate steps to assist workers and improve the system:
return to 26 maximum weeks of benefits
change the formula used to calculate benefits
increase the maximum weekly benefit amount and index it to wages
restore eligibility for unemployment caused by health reasons and family hardship
...Putting money in workers’ pockets allows people to take care of themselves and their families, boosts consumer demand, and will help our economy weather and recover from this crisis.”
See detailed information about each of these demands on the NC AFL-CIO page.
Please contact your NC House Representative and NC Senator.
Email or call them directly. Find out who represents you and how to contact them here.
OR submit an email via the AFL-CIO portal.