Eleven Republican governors across the country have announced early withdrawals from the federal unemployment benefits program, and it is expected that the long-term unemployed, self-employed and part-time gig workers in these states will not receive $300 per week, as well as unemployment benefits provided by other states, starting June 12.
Under the American Rescue Plan Act, the unemployment benefits program is scheduled to last until Sept. 6; the National Employment Law Project, a labor rights group, is the social security director of the National Employment Law Project. Nicole Marquez, director of social security for the National Employment Law Project, a labor rights group, said, “These states’ sudden announcement of early withdrawal from the program is very concerning to us.”
Since Montana Governor Greg Gianforte launched the “return-to-work” (return-to-work) incentive program on the 4th, stimulating other states to trigger a domino effect, successively Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the United States. South Carolina, Tennessee and Wyoming, more than a dozen governors announced their withdrawal from the program.
Outside a gas station in the small town of Cranberry, Pennsylvania, where a sign was posted, 11 Republican governors across the country have announced their early withdrawal from the federal unemployment program, stopping payment of $300 a week in unemployment benefits.
Some officials say the unemployment benefits program has instead created a labor shortage in the state, making workers reluctant to return to work; Idaho withdrew from the program on the 12th, Governor Little ( Brad Little) explained: “My decision is based on the most basic conservative principles, we do not want employees to continue to be unemployed; a strong economy, labor must return to work.”
A hat store in Maryland is hiring; 11 Republican governors across the country have announced early withdrawals from the federal unemployment benefits program, stopping payment of $300 a week in unemployment benefits.