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I would love to hear if any of the proposals would help address the issue of those who are "under-employed" right now. My husband is a Union carpenter, and while he has been completely layed off twice in the past 12 months (during which time his unemployment check was a lifesaver), currently he's working for a contractor who is only able to partially employ him, as small projects come along. Example: 2 weeks ago he only had one day of work, so we recieved a partial unemployment check. Last week he worked 2 days (16hrs), and so we will not be getting our unemployment check.
I have hunch that many workers, especially hourly workers and those in construction or other labor industries, are facing this same struggle.
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