Statement from Sen. Hardie Davis on the Department of Labor’s Change to Unemployment Policy

ATLANTA (May 3, 2013) – Sen. Hardie Davis (D-Augusta) has released the following statement regarding the recent reinstatement of unemployment benefits by the Department of Labor in regards to educational service workers such as crossing guards and other privately contracted school workers:

“We have worked hard to secure these benefits for workers who need them at a very critical time in their lives. For many workers, these payments are the difference between homelessness and home ownership. I commend the Georgia Department of Labor for reconsidering their initial decision to suspend these benefits, and choosing to award these workers the compensation due to them.  Additionally, by committing to honor workers’ backdated claims which went unpaid, the Department of Labor is taking another big step in the right direction.  We will continue to fight for the rights and privileges of Georgia’s hard workers.”

For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director