Labor leaders, allies protest Kemp’s decision to end federal pandemic unemployment aid
Atlanta labor leaders, community groups and unemployed workers are protesting Gov. Brian Kemp’s recent decision to end supplemental federal unemployment aid.
Last Thursday, Kemp said Georgia will no longer participate in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which provides an additional $300 a week to Georgia’s unemployed. The PUA, which supplements unemployment pay, will end June 26 in Georgia. The federal program ends in September, but Kemp is opting out of the program next month in an effort to get more Georgians to go back to work sooner.