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Some seats still remain for Monday’s Crucial Conversation

It’s not too late to RSVP for Monday’s Crucial Conversation luncheon with national unemployment insurance expert George Wentworth. If you want to be on top of one of the first (and most important) issues likely to dominate discussion in the early days of the 2013 legislative session, don’t miss this important event.

How North Carolina can fix its unemployment insurance system without harming workers and their families or the economy: Featuring national employment law expert George Wentworth

North Carolina’s multi-billion dollar unemployment insurance system faces a serious financial crisis. The combination of the Great Recession and decades of repeated tax cuts have left the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund—North Carolina’s most important anti-poverty and middle class preservation program—billions of dollars in debt. By all accounts, serious reform is necessary in order to replenish and stabilize the fund.

Unfortunately, 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.

Click here to register

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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