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Seasonal workers pressure federal government to make unemployment decision

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For months, people who work seasonal jobs - such as school cafeteria workers and bus drivers - have been trying to collect unemployment for the summer months when they don't have work or get paychecks.  

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler decided to deny these types of workers their unemployment checks for the first time in decades.

Butler previously told CBS Atlanta News that he didn't believe these workers should be eligible for unemployment during the summer months because they knew they would be coming back to jobs in the fall.  

The US Department of Labor said it would make a final decision on the matter, but decided to wait until after elections.  

It's been more than one month since the election, and workers still have no answer.  

Several of these seasonal workers gathered in front of the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, hoping to hand letters to US Department of Labor representatives, urging them to make a decision soon.

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