Several unions have called for the Department of Education to cancel student-loan debts for public-service workers, Politico reported. Loans cancellations, among the prominent themes of the presidential campaigns, remain at the forefront of policy debates, particularly for progressives.

In a letter to the DOE, 15 unions, representing firefighters, health-care workers and government employees, want the cancelled for borrowers who have more than 10 years in public-service jobs.

The unions wrote that the move is necessary since the DOE’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness program has not functioned as intended, with nearly all applicants denied, Politico said.

The letter’s signatories include the National Education Association, the American Federation of Government Employees, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees,  the International Association of Fire Fighters, the United Auto Workers and the Service Employees International Union.


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