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California won’t be giving unemployment checks to workers on strike.
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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. Labor unions argue that making striking workers eligible for benefits would not have much of an impact on the fund. Lawmakers could attempt to pass the law anyway, but it’s been decades since a governor’s veto was overruled in California.
VERBATIM: While state lawmakers passed a bill to make California the third state to do this, Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed it over the weekend. Newsom says he rejected the bill because the fund the state uses to pay unemployment benefits is in debt. The money comes from a tax on businesses that hasn’t changed since 1984.
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