California’s governor rejects a bill to give unemployment checks to striking workers


Striking hotel workers from Unite Here Local 11 join the picketing actors of SAG-AFTRA, and writers of the WGA, outside Netflix studios, July 21, 2023, in Los Angeles. On Saturday, Sept. 30, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have made some striking workers eligible for unemployment benefits.

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said he vetoed the bill because the fund the state uses to pay unemployment benefits will be nearly $20 billion in debt by the end of the year.

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