California Governor Vetoes Bill to Provide Unemployment Benefits to Striking Workers
  • 6 months ago
California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have paid unemployment benefits to striking workers in California due to concerns about further increasing costs and debt for California's unemployment trust fund, which is already facing $20 billion in debt. Currently, most states do not offer unemployment benefits to workers participating in a strike, except New York and New Jersey. The veto comes amid several ongoing strikes in California, including by Hollywood writers and actors and hotel workers in Southern California.