I have conflicting feelings about the story describing a Rochester retiree’s fight to get unemployment benefits from the state. I know many people call it an unemployment benefit, but unemployment insurance “provides a temporary partial wage replacement to those Minnesota workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own” (from MN UI website). I can see how the pandemic is not his fault, but choosing to resign does not seem to fit the spirit of what this insurance is intended for.

John Antolak, Rochester

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