The Silence of Suffering Continues as Pressure Mounts for KS Workers

The Unseen Suffering of the COVID Crisis Like a fire that ravages across a forest, COVID-19 sucked the oxygen out of the lives of millions of Americans in 2020 – some literally – others surviving the health crisis but tumbling down in a slow, insidious spiral of material and financial loss. It is below the din of the headlines touting the record-breaking GNP numbers and … Continue reading The Silence of Suffering Continues as Pressure Mounts for KS Workers

KDOL Collateral Damage

KDOL Collateral Damage KDOL Payment Delays Cast Misery on Out of State Unemployed Devin Nightengale and Jessica Meza are watching over their son Brennan, 4, this week as doctors monitor his recovery from a surgery at Children’s Mercy Hospital. He needs a kidney transplant but the timing isn’t quite right and a procedure was needed in the meantime. “He’s in pretty good spirits at the … Continue reading KDOL Collateral Damage

Texas and Missouri Workers Caught in KDOL Pandemic Snag

Texas and Missouri Workers Caught in KDOL Pandemic Snag Headaches are Greater for Out of State Kansas Workers Susan Thompson Campbell got shocking news in June, 2020, when her job at T-Mobile ended suddenly with a mass conference call. “Our entire department got dissolved – everybody I know lost their job,” said Campbell. “We were literally told on Friday – ‘No, no, the rumors you … Continue reading Texas and Missouri Workers Caught in KDOL Pandemic Snag

Kansas Senate Poised to Reduce Benefits Weeks for Unemployed Kansas Workers

Kansas Senate Considers HB2196 as Unemployed Kansas Workers Brace for Fewer Weeks of Benefits “If you give them more time…they are not going to be sharp,” – Rep. Sean Tarwater Unemployed Kansas workers – which include workers who live in other states but are employed in Kansas – will see a reduction of benefit weeks and tighter restrictions on back-to-work requirements beginning April 1, 2021 … Continue reading Kansas Senate Poised to Reduce Benefits Weeks for Unemployed Kansas Workers

Tapped Out, Unpaid

Unpaid Kansans Tapped Out, Fed Up This is one in a series of profiles showing faces of Americans effected by the cascade of economic, sickness and emotional devastation since the beginning of the 2020 pandemic. Nearly a year after losing her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kansas resident Anastasia Anthony fears for the welfare of her two children as she scrapes by financially without … Continue reading Tapped Out, Unpaid

KDOL Press Release Feb. 19, 2021

Unemployment Claimants: KDOL Feb. 19 Press Release While hundreds of KDOL claimants on social media sites lament that they received no payments today, a much anticipated KDOL promise of February 19, 2021 date for payments to be released to unemployment claimants of the Kansas Department of Labor has been clarified today by KDOL communications director Jerry Grasso. The press release clarifies that 4800 claimants will … Continue reading KDOL Press Release Feb. 19, 2021