Jul 22, 2021
Rachel Korberg is the Executive Director at the
Families and Workers Fund, and Naomi Walker is the
Director of the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) at
the Economic Policy Institute. They join me on this podcast to
discuss the economic recovery from the pandemic and the need for
dramatic unemployment insurance reform.
We focus on the previously overlooked value of unemployment
insurance with a mission to bring it into the 21st Century.
- Making Build Back Better a reality will help us recover from
the impact of COVID-19 as well as historic inequities in pay, job
opportunities, and access to social services.
- This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make a public
investment in new jobs and strengthen the unemployment insurance
systems in all states.
- Innovative and updated unemployment insurance policies tested
during COVID-19 for previously non-covered workers need to be
continued and expanded.
- Essential investments in updated technology should allow for a
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