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With NC Workers Struggling, Tillis & Burr Must Vote Against a Pandemic Pay Cut This Month


July 2, 2020

With NC Workers Struggling, Tillis & Burr Must Vote Against a Pandemic Pay Cut This Month

Tillis, Burr Have Refused to Commit to Extending Unemployment Insurance Past July 31

RALEIGH, N.C. - Piedmont Rising Executive Director Casey Wilkinson released the following statement as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the national unemployment rate remains at an unprecedented level and millions of jobs have been lost since the start of the pandemic. The Department of Labor reported that 28,710 North Carolinians filed unemployment claims this past week, joining the more than one million North Carolinians who have already filed for unemployment insurance.

“Senator Tillis and Senator Burr were wrong to vote against providing a lifeline for unemployed North Carolinians in March, but they can do the right thing now and prevent a pandemic pay cut on July 31. Too many North Carolina working families will still rely on unemployment insurance to afford housing, health care, and other necessary expenses in the months to come. Now is not the time for Tillis and Burr to cut the paychecks North Carolinians who cannot work through no fault of their own -- they must commit to voting to extend unemployment insurance beyond the end of July.”


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