The State Helped Cause the UI Deficit. They Should Pay For It.

Date: October 21, 2021

Your efforts are getting attention. We need your continued engagement! Will you join us?

The Massachusetts Legislature continues to ask for public input on how to spend approximately $5.3 Billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) aid.

 

Your efforts advocating for state use of federal fuds partially going towards the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund to provide cost relief for small businesses are getting attention. Governor Charlie Baker filed a bill to add $1 billion to the UI Trust Fund and it is moving through the legislative process. We need you to contact lawmakers and again, urge them to use a portion of the federal funds, along with the $1 billion proposed by Governor Baker,  to provide UI tax relief for small businesses like you.

 

Please take action here.

 

Small businesses are still required to cover the costs related to a $7 Billion UI Fund deficit over the next 20 years. This means that you and future small businesses will be paying higher unemployment insurance taxes for an extended period of time.

 

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