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Don’t miss January 7 Crucial Conversation on the future of unemployment insurance

The New Year is right around the corner along with a raft of important policy debates and decisions. Please join us on January 7 as we grapple with one of the most important issues confronting state government — the future of our state’s most important anti-poverty and middle class preservation program: unemployment insurance.

Unfortunately, right now, state lawmakers appear determined at this point to advance “reform” legislation negotiated in secret with the state Chamber of Commerce that would slash benefits and eligibility in ways not seen anywhere else in the United States. Such cuts would almost certainly have a disastrous impact on tens of thousands of workers, their families and communities and, quite likely, the state’s economy as a whole.

Happily it does not have to be this way. According to experts like George Wentworth, a Senior Attorney at the National Employment Law Project, , there are balanced and responsible paths toward long-term economic solvency for the Trust Fund that will not decimate worker benefits and eligibility.

Don’t miss this chance to hear from one of the nation’s experts on this vital subject at this critical time.

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When: Monday, January 7 – Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m. and the program will start at 12:00 noon.

Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. at the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s Streets). Cost: $10 – includes a box lunch.

Space is limited – pre-registration required.

Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com.

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