More uprising over Gov. Jindal’s decision to turn down $98 million in unemployment benefits for Louisiana

March 19, 2009

On the steps of the State Capitol Wednesday, another group of Louisiana citizens voiced their strong opposition to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s decision to turn down $98 million in unemployment benefits for the state. Led by AFL-CIO and United Steelworkers representatives, the gathering showed how real lives are being affected by our struggling economy – and why unemployment benefits are crucial to helping people who need help the most.

Mark Jones, 49, and Hal Mims, 52, attended the news conference. Both were laid off last week by Weyerhaeuser, a Dodson plant in Winn Parish that produced veneer. They said the governor should not reject unemployment benefits when people are losing their jobs.

Full coverage here from The Advocate, as well as video from NBC33-TV here.

 

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