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After hot labor summer, will Gavin Newsom sign bill giving unemployment benefits to striking workers?

Posted on AllSides September 25th, 2023
From The Center
Zaydee Sanchez for CalMatters

The weekend. The eight-hour workday. Paid family leave. Those fruits of labor victories are part of everyday life in California. Now the state’s hot labor summer may have helped inspire another precedent-setting measure, if Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a bill on his desk that would allow striking workers to receive unemployment benefits.

How many workers would get help, and can the state afford to pay each of them as much as the $450 maximum per week? The answers, researchers and advocates say, likely depend on whether California’s recent wave of...

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