“My only source of income comes from the entertainment industry, which has been completely shut down because of Covid-19. My wife is a airline employee and is also out of work till further notice. I can’t go back to work in any capacity until audiences are allowed to enjoy entertainment again. Without the additional $600 per week in federal pandemic unemployment compensation, I would be financially bankrupt. It has allowed me to continue paying all of my essential bills and put food on our table. If the money discontinues, I will most likely default on my mortgage and other essential bills, since the regular state unemployment benefits aren’t enough to cover my basic bills and keep my home.”
– Local 802 member Matt Vander Ende
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