CNN: Rebecca Dixon: Congress Must Put People First and Fix the Nation’s Unemployment System

On September 6, 2021, Rebecca Dixon, NELP’s executive director, spoke to CNN about the federal pandemic unemployment programs expiring and how Congress can fix the nation’s unemployment system in its budget reconciliation legislation. She sums up why this is an immediate need by explaining in the 15 years she’s advocated with jobless workers to reform unemployment, she has seen state benefits erode and become worse. Immediate federal intervention is necessary to ensure a just and equitable recovery for ALL workers.

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