NELP UI Lobby Day! $405 is NOT ENOUGH!
New Yorkers, NOW is the time to make your voices heard in
Join us on Tuesday, February 24th, as we call on our elected leaders to support UI Reform!
Unemployment has been surging in New York State, and yet our Unemployment Insurance (UI) system remains woefully out-of-date, giving working families a maximum of only $405 in UI benefits. Is that enough to support a family - to cover food, housing, and medical costs? We say, "NO!" It's about time New York makes long-overdue changes that allow more working families to access benefits, particularly in these tough economic times.
So, how will these changes be made?
A recent bill was introduced in the State Assembly (A4920) that would increase the amount of benefits available to working families facing joblessness and allow more families throughout the state to be eligible for benefits. We need to let leaders in
Join us on Tuesday, February 24th as we visit our elected officials in
and let them know we support A4920!
We will be meeting at the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 10:30 AM before heading out to meet with various elected officials for the day. All transportation costs (subway, travel to
Travel and Meeting Details:
In Albany, we'll be meeting at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 85 Chesnut St., at 10:30AM. Parking is on Chesnut St., between Dove St., and South Swan St., on the left-hand side of the street. Entrance to the church parlor is on Chesnut St. We'll be done by 4:30PM, and meals will be provided. Please click here for a map.
If you are leaving from the NYC Area, we can provide transportation. Meet at the NELP Office at 6:30AM - the office is located at: 75 MAIDEN LANE, SUITE 601, at MAIDEN LANE and WILLIAM ST., near the A, C, 2, 3, J, M, Z,4 & 5 subway lines. Please RSVP so we can accommodate those wishing to attend who need transportation.
- Provides benefits for educational workers, workers who leave their jobs due to domestic violence, and long-term unemployed workers in job retraining
- Provides higher benefits for low-wage working families
- Raises the maximum UI benefit incrementally over a number of years, and provides for automatic adjustment with wages by 2013
’s UI system more sustainable through better financing New York
Christine Riordan, Policy Analyst
National Employment Law Project
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 601
New York, NY 10038
Tel: 212.285.3025 ext. 302
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