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Questionable benefits for laid off Boeing workers

August 08, 2013 J,

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.

Read more from the Seattle Times here.

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