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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Statement by AFSCME President Gerald McEntee on Senator Brown and Jobless Benefits

Boston — 

“We are encouraged that Senator Brown acknowledges that working families face dire financial straits, but his bill falls far short of what is needed to deal with the unprecedented state budget crisis. Moreover, he proposes to pay for his bill by cutting other essential programs funded by President Obama's Recovery Act. Without the help provided under the Senate jobs bill, which Senator Brown continues to block, there will be devastating cuts to vital public services and major job losses in both the public and private sectors.”