According to the state data, low-wage earners do not make use of the state’s unemployment insurance program.
The fear of losing housing, food, transportation, and basic necessities can be overwhelming.
The Minnesota Unemployment Insurance program is supposed to protect workers from these harms. Through this program, a full-time minimum wage worker who accesses unemployment insurance (UI) receives about $800-$1,000/month for six months while searching for work.
But UI does not protect all workers equally. State program data illustrate that the program heavily and disproportionately serves white males in the construction trades.
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When Dean Phillips announced his candidacy for Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, he promised, if elected, to host frequent town halls in the district. Phillips held his fifth town hall meeting on Nov. 23, 2019, at the Brooklyn Park Technical College.
By: Mike Moen (Minnesota News Connection)
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Extreme rain events and wide swings in temperatures are just some of the climate-change threats facing Minnesota farmers.