ABSTRACT

Unemployment Related to Terrorist Attacks: Proposals To Assist Affected Workers in the Airlines and Related Industries [October 12, 2001]   [open pdf - 40KB]

Since Congress passed the Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act (P.L. 107-42) to provide $15 billion in relief to the airline industry, some Members of Congress have called for a relief package for the workers who lost their jobs. Four bills (S. 1454, H.R. 2946, H.R. 2955, and H.R. 3405) have been introduced to provide assistance for workers who have been laid off in the airline and related industries. All four bills base their proposed benefits and administrative procedures on the design of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. They would extend cash benefits for unemployed workers in these industries up to a total of 78 weeks and provide training, health care coverage, and job search allowances * all with federal funds.

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CRS Report for Congress, RS21047
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2001-10-12
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