Promoting Economic Justice for Mn High School Students

In spring, 2020, CSC started working with a statewide group high school students who are pursuing economic justice.  These are students who had been working while in high school.  Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, they were laid off (in most cases because the business that employed them closed, at least temporarily).

Each of these students had been paying into Minnesota’s unemployment insurance program.  However, when they applied for these funds, after being laid off, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development told them they were not eligible!

A statewide campaign began in March, 2020 to deal with this.  Here are a few items related to that effort.

Walter Cortina testifying at the Mn House of Representatives