News Releases | March 27, 2020

New York’s Highest Court Rules Postmates Couriers ‘And Others Similarly Situated’ Are Employees Eligible for Unemployment Insurance

This landmark decision is especially timely and important in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Blog | March 23, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Was Crucial to Workers and the Economy in the Last Recession

Twelve years have passed since the onset of what we call the Great Recession. Now, as the effects of the(…)

News Releases | March 19, 2020

On Today’s Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

The surge in new UI claims is a prelude to the tsunami expected in coming weeks.

News Releases | March 18, 2020

Workers Call on Congress to Meet Urgent Needs; Families First Coronavirus Response Act a First Step

There are significant flaws in this legislation that must be corrected by Congress immediately.

News Releases | March 12, 2020

Congress Must Pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Our leaders must act for the sake of workers and families, with a swift vote followed by signing into law.

News Releases | October 4, 2019

On Trump DOL’s Final Rule Allowing for Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits

This rule represents a not-so-subtle attack on the character of unemployed Americans.

Blog | August 22, 2019

In Case of a Downturn: Extended Unemployment Insurance Is an Economic Lifeline

It’s not too early to plan for extending unemployment benefits.

News Releases | June 6, 2019

New Report: Can State Unemployment Systems Weather the Next Recession?

Barriers to accessing state unemployment benefits threaten a core program that stabilizes the economy during economic downturns

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