News Releases | May 31, 2019

Puerto Rico Grants 30-Day Extension to Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

“Now is the time for the Puerto Rico Labor Department to seriously boost the numbers of people applying.”

News Releases | March 4, 2019

On Uber’s Responsibility to Make Unemployment Insurance Contributions for NY Drivers

Uber withdrew its appeal of a NYS unemployment ruling that found three former drivers and all other similarly situated drivers(…)

News Releases | January 23, 2019

Jobless After Hurricanes, 10,000+ Puerto Ricans Now Eligible for Unprecedented 52 Weeks of ‘Disaster Unemployment Assistance’

But advocates are raising serious concerns about the flawed application process.

News Releases | November 2, 2018

On Trump DOL’s Proposal to Allow States to Drug-Test Unemployment Insurance Applicants

Drug testing UI applicants—when there is no basis for suspicion—is a gross insult to unemployed Americans everywhere.

News Releases | September 5, 2018

On GAO Report on Better Targeting Reemployment Services to Jobseekers

States need better guidance to identify people who could benefit from reemployment services.

News Releases | July 19, 2018

On New York State’s Employee Status Ruling for New York Uber Drivers

A state agency ruled that three former Uber drivers (and others like them) were employees for purposes of unemployment insurance.

News Releases | December 19, 2017

Ten Years After Great Recession Hit, Unemployed Workers Face Greater Barriers to Jobless Aid

The share of unemployed workers receiving jobless aid is at a record low.

News Releases | September 25, 2017

Florida Should Extend Disaster Unemployment Assistance Filing Deadline

Florida should immediately request at least a 30-day extension of the DUA filing deadline from the U.S. Department of Labor.

News Releases | August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Response Must Include Programs to Protect Affected Workers

Workers whose jobs are affected need swift support from Unemployment Insurance and Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

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