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Unemployment Trust Fund (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-05-21

Duration: 00:08:17

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | LEGISLATION | UNEMPLOYMENT | Unemployment insurance | Unemployment Trust Fund | Louisiana Association of Business and Industry | Louisiana AFL-CIO


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Jannik, Stephen Interviewee
  • Williams, Ulysses Interviewee
  • Cosse, Clark Interviewee
  • Flory, Gordon Interviewee


This segment from the May 21, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the possible bankruptcy of the Unemployment Trust Fund, the fund that pays out unemployment insurance benefits in Louisiana. This report focuses on the differing reform options favored by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) and the Louisiana AFL-CIO. If no changes are made, the fund could go bankrupt by April 1983. Host: Beth George