Newsom Vetos Bill To Give Striking Workers In California Unemployment Benefits

  • California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday vetoed legislation that would have given striking workers unemployment benefits.
  • The measure was passed by the state’s Democrat-controlled Assembly and was strongly supported by Hollywood unions and other influential labor organizations in the state.
  • Newsom said expanding benefits would make the state’s unemployment trust fund “vulnerable to insolvency.”
  • Hollywood writers and hotel workers held strikes this year in California.
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