SB 1116 – Unemployment Benefits for Striking Workers

Introduced Feb 13, 2024
Status: Assigned To Assembly Committee






In reintroducing a bill that the governor vetoed last year – SB 799 – making California one of only three states that grants unemployment benefits to striking workers, the legislature us showing how much they don’t care about the taxpayers. The union-backed bill would pay striking workers after they have been on strike for two weeks, and provide an incentive for unions to stay on strike longer. Lawmakers should not place this burden on California’s unemployment insurance program which is already tens of billions of dollars in debt, or ask overtaxed California businesses to foot the bill through even higher taxes, which will drive more businesses out of the Golden State.

Full Bill Text

Last Action

Referred to Assembly Insurance Committee