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Bernie Sanders urges Biden administration to prevent loss of jobless benefits for gig workers in red states

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Sen. Bernie Sanders urged the Biden administration on Thursday to prevent the loss of jobless benefits for unemployed Americans in the 14 GOP-led states that are on the verge of ending their participation in federal unemployment benefits next month.

Governors in red states such as Georgia, Montana, and South Carolina have cited a so-called labor shortage as necessitating fewer benefits, so that unemployed residents will be compelled to return to work. As soon as next month, hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of workers will experience a sharp cut in their jobless benefits.

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