State to honor establishment of unemployment insurance at CC
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Seventy-five years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the Unemployment Insurance Act. As all-too-many carpenters know these days, unemployment insurance has become one of the most important social safety nets in our country. It provides necessary support to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

Protecting decent unemployment benefits and fighting for extensions of benefits when the economy is bad for longer periods of time has been a regular battle fought by unions. Appropriately, then, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development will be holding a celebration of the 75th anniversary at the Carpenters Center on November 17. The event, co-sponsored by the AFL-CIO of Massachusetts and the National Employment Law project, will take place at 10am.