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  • Are generous unemployment benefits to blame for worker shortages?

    Photo of Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations at the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois and the director of the Labor Education Program in Chicago.

    As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes and employers look to restart businesses at full capacity, workers have leverage that they’re using to temporarily stay out of the labor market in certain industries, says U. of I. labor expert Robert Bruno.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Robert Bruno, call 312-996-2623; email