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Furloughed federal workers -- can collect unemployment...Ya gotta laugh
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http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/201...mployment/

Furloughed federal workers can collect unemployment
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CNNMoney.com's Annalyn Kurtz

New York (CNNMoney) - Should federal employees on furlough be allowed to collect unemployment benefits? Engineers at a Navy shipyard in Philadelphia think so.

The local union affiliate of International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers has signed an agreement with the Navy which would allow their civilian federal workers to group furlough days in one-week blocks. It's a strategy with one key goal: enable those employees to recoup some of their lost wages through unemployment checks.
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Should construction workers who only work 6-9 months out of the year due to the weather or projects ending be able to collect unemployment checks?

If you're laid off for a month should you be able to collect unemployment?

Unemployment benefits go to all or none, not some. Pretty sure navy workers and construction worker types and everyone else pay into unemployment like anyone else who has a job.
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Camper;103435 Wrote:Unemployment benefits go to all or none, not some. Pretty sure navy workers and construction worker types and everyone else pay into unemployment like anyone else who has a job.

^ That. I was going to type up my opinion, but Camper basically simplified it for me.
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Philadelphia Patriot;103442 Wrote:
Camper;103435 Wrote:Unemployment benefits go to all or none, not some. Pretty sure navy workers and construction worker types and everyone else pay into unemployment like anyone else who has a job.

^ That. I was going to type up my opinion, but Camper basically simplified it for me.

And for the record, if anything the government was TRYING to screw their workers by furloughing them one day a week so they could NOT collect the benefits they would otherwise be entitled to.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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Camper;103443 Wrote:
Philadelphia Patriot;103442 Wrote:^ That. I was going to type up my opinion, but Camper basically simplified it for me.

And for the record, if anything the government was TRYING to screw their workers by furloughing them one day a week so they could NOT collect the benefits they would otherwise be entitled to.

which by the way is a tactic used to get people to accept more federal spending by the federal government.
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andrewjs18;103445 Wrote:
Camper;103443 Wrote:And for the record, if anything the government was TRYING to screw their workers by furloughing them one day a week so they could NOT collect the benefits they would otherwise be entitled to.

which by the way is a tactic used to get people to accept more federal spending by the federal government.

Exactly. It was dirty all the way around.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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I don't really like the direction all this is going. I have a friend who is a property manager, and the stuff she sees employees doing every day in order to get themselves on disability or unemployment is just amazing...that combined with the politics of companies who have to cut through a lot of red tape just to be allowed to fire an unproductive worker is just...wow.

Disability and unemployment and food stamps and social security and all that...these are all supposed to be backup plans, last resort plans, worst case scenerio plans. The stats are showing a HUGE percentage of the population are currently sitting on one or more of these plans, and the ball is rolling faster and faster down the hill.

Disability is probably one of the worst abused ones though, which I realize this thread isn't about.
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RugerGirl;103457 Wrote:I don't really like the direction all this is going. I have a friend who is a property manager, and the stuff she sees employees doing every day in order to get themselves on disability or unemployment is just amazing...that combined with the politics of companies who have to cut through a lot of red tape just to be allowed to fire an unproductive worker is just...wow.

Disability and unemployment and food stamps and social security and all that...these are all supposed to be backup plans, last resort plans, worst case scenerio plans. The stats are showing a HUGE percentage of the population are currently sitting on one or more of these plans, and the ball is rolling faster and faster down the hill.

Disability is probably one of the worst abused ones though, which I realize this thread isn't about.

any government program that is set up to 'help' people is ALWAYS going to be abused.

solution? don't set up said programs at all. let the market handle them.
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