washington dc: Norton Thanks 25 Senators for Letter Supporting Coronavirus Funding for the District of Columbia
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released a statement thanking 25 senators, including Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Thomas Carper (D-DE), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Bernie Sanders (D-VT), and Kamala Harris (D-CA), for sending a letter today to Senate leadership asking that the District of Columbia retroactively receive full coronavirus relief funding. The letter was led by Senators Van Hollen and Carper.
The Maryland Division of Unemployment Insurance is experiencing an extremely high volume of users due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which may result in long wait times. Maryland does not have a waiting week like many other states. No matter when you file, Marylanders become eligible for benefits beginning the day after they are separated from employment.
Included in the CARES Act, which was signed into law last week, is an additional $600 per week for individuals claiming unemployment insurance. The legislation also expanded unemployment insurance eligibility to self-employed, gig, and contact workers.
To file a claim:
-If your last name starts with A - F, file your claim on Monday.
-If your last name starts with G - N, file your claim on Tuesday.
-If your last name starts with O - Z, file your claim on Wednesday.
-Claim filing is open to all last names by phone on Thursday and Friday and online Thursday through Sunday.
The Claim Center telephone lines are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call 410-949-0022. The online claim portal is available 24/7. Click here for more information.
This memo highlights a few provisions we asked to be included in H.R. 748, as well as a few areas where we came up short. More detailed analyses are available at the links found throughout and at the bottom of this memo.
Starting today, if you are a construction worker at a company with less than 500 workers, you have a right to paid sick leave. Any worker facing unpaid wages, discrimination, family and medical leave act (FMLA) violations, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, sexual harassment, barriers to employment, or sick leave violations should contact @WashLaw4CR at (202) 319-1000 ext. 118
contact the Board of Supervisors at Loudoun County to implore them to accept federal funding to keep atu local 1764 members paid.