Maine’s business community is rallying together again – this time on troubling legislation that seeks to reform Maine’s unemployment insurance system without active input from Maine employers.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TODAY!
Please contact your legislators immediately.
The following organizations are urging individual Maine employers to contact their legislators TODAY and voice their concerns.
DURING THE PAST 10 YEARS, MAINE EMPLOYERS PAID MORE THAN $1.36 BILLION INTO THE UNEMPLOYMENT TRUST FUND, AVERAGING $136 MILLION A YEAR. YOU DESERVE A VOICE!
Maine employers do not object to discussions about potential changes to the Maine unemployment insurance system. We do however object to being shut out and to our interests being dismissed. Legislation under consideration (LD 1564 was amended to include elements of LD 1571), would:
PLEASE URGE YOUR LEGISLATORS TO RECOMMIT TO CARRYING-OVER UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LEGISLATION TO 2022 AND TO UTILIZE THE STAKEHOLDER PROCESS.
MAINE’S BUSINESS COMMUNITY DESERVES A SEAT AT THE TABLE and must be involved in meaningful discussions on this and all UI proposals.
THE COST TO EMPLOYERS OF ANY CHANGES TO UI MUST BE CONSIDERED, especially given the COVID‑19 pandemic impact on businesses across Maine with thousands of employees suddenly out of jobs.
Here are more details to help you voice your concerns to your legislators:
LD 1564 offers little help for employers…
LD 1564 includes costly changes…
An estimated 55% of Maine businesses – primarily small businesses – were shut down a year ago, and thousands of workers were suddenly without jobs.
A Balanced Process Matters!
Recommit to Using the Stakeholder Process
THANK YOU FOR TAKING ACTION AND CONTACTING YOUR LEGISLATORS TODAY TO VOICE YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT THIS ONE-SIDED, FLAWED PROPOSAL!