Hogg: Don’t deny unemployment to workers

Statement from Senator Rob Hogg on decision by Governor Reynolds to deny unemployment benefits to workers

“Governor Reynolds is failing to protect Iowa workers again.

“The Governor has failed Iowa workers at meatpacking plants, workers and residents at long-term care facilities, and inmates and staff at our correctional facilities.

“Now, after prematurely allowing Iowa businesses in 77 counties to reopen, the Governor announced that Iowans who don’t go into work — out of fear for themselves or a vulnerable person in their family contracting COVID19 — will lose their unemployment benefits.

“Iowa workers should have a Governor and a government that has their back during this crisis.”

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