Thousands in state face loss of jobless benefits

Thousands of people in Michigan could lose jobless benefits later this month if a federal program paying for emergency unemployment benefits ends.
AP Wire
Dec 4, 2012

About 87,000 people in Michigan would lose their checks Dec. 29 and new recipients would be looking at no more than 20 weeks of state support. The program is scheduled to end unless a deal to extend it is reached by Congress.

In the last extension, Congress pared back the potential length of benefits under the federally backed Emergency Unemployment Compensation program.

Gov. Rick Snyder and the state Legislature earlier cut the basic state unemployment benefit from 26 to 20 weeks.

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HuffmanFamilyof4

I worked at Eagle Ottawa Leather Co. for 14 years, and along the way I seen how the union was only helping themselves, the only thing they did for the employees was take their union dues out of our paycheck every pay day. When we had an issue with the company the union president and the vise president would disappear, a few of them would sign to a job within the company, when E.O.L. was on their way out our so-called loyal union brothers and sisters(Union Representers)failed big time on the one that were already laid off. they voted on a nice severance package for the one that will lose their jobs from the closing of the tannery,while the ones that were already laid off got nothing,zipe,zilch,zero. as for any place that has a union, better watch your back. as for my job now, I am very happy where I'm at and there is no union. The management are very nice people.

rajaju

No money for unemployment checks but the senators have alot of money to subsidize wolf hunts for their hunting buddies and special interest clubs pretty amazing huh,they take care of their own before the common worker

Walking Alive

An all informative four sentence article! Break out another award for the tribune staff. Oh, they pulled it off the AP wire, nevermind. At least you bring out the trolls with your vagueness (see HFo4).

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