U.I. oversight committee co-chairs need to hear from you!
In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly cut unemployment insurance (U.I.) benefits - cutting the maximum weekly payment to $350, the duration of benefits to as few as 12 weeks, and instituting multiple waiting weeks per year. Thanks to these and other changes, our U.I. system now offers a broken promise that working people will survive losing a job through no fault of their own.
Today the trust fund that pays unemployment benefits has over $3 BILLION in assets - more than enough cushion to warrant changing the law by reversing the takeaways of 2013 and giving working people who fall on hard times a fair shake.
Call U.I. Oversight Committee Co-chairs Rep. Julia Howard and Sen. Andy Wells at 919-237-9972 and ask them to direct the committee to consider changes to the duration, maximum benefit, and repeat waiting weeks!Type your number in the box below and click "Call Me!" to be automatically connected:
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