1 in 5 US workers collects unemployment benefits. Without the extra $600, many say they’ll struggle to buy food, pay bills

 

     CFL Facebook post dated July 22, 2020

 

 

 

Laid-off workers brace for expiration of the extra $600 in unemployment benefits helping them get by. ‘It’s a slap in the face.'

 

Shameful inaction from Senator Mitch McConnell is pushing laid-off workers to the brink. Tell the Senate: pass the #HEROESAct now!

The extra $600 weekly in federal unemployment benefits that people have been receiving during the pandemic is set to expire this weekend. That’s a devastating prospect for the millions who remain out work, and economists warn that letting the supplement expire could make it difficult for consumers...

 

 



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Laid-off workers brace for expiration of the extra $600 in unemployment benefits helping them get by. ‘It’s a slap in the face.'


 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE 
JUL 22, 2020  6:15 PM