Reason for hope for a better UC system.
On February 23 new Labor Secretary Nancy Walker called a meeting of advocates for the unemployed to discuss how to fix the broken system. Governor Shapiro, himself, came to commit his administration to making the system work. Good session.
PUP will continue to organize and assist UC claimants until benefits are easily available to all PA workers.
Portion of Governor Shapiro’s statement- “Number 1, I am committed to making sure we have the right personnel in place” (and he points to new Labor and Industry Secretary Walker), “Number 2, we want to make sure that we hire enough necessary people to do this work, treat them well, pay them a good wage and they have all the training they need to be successful. Number 3, make sure that from a budgetary perspective at our first budget address on March 7, we want to put the right amount of resources into this, but we know that we don’t have all the answers and we want to hear from you and that’s the purpose of this gathering.”
To see earlier Breakdown of the Week posts check- www.Philaup.org