Questionable benefits for laid off Boeing workers
About 1,500 Boeing workers laid off through June 2015 will be offered up to two and a half years of unemployment payments, health insurance subsidies, relocation subsidies and, for older workers, training grants. These are a level of benefits greater than ordinary insured workers, whose state and federal benefits total 54 weeks.
There is no shame in taking a good deal if the government offers you one. But the policy question remains.