February 21, 2024
Employees and supporters of the Writers Guild of America protest at a picket line exterior Paramount Studios in Could. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday vetoed a invoice that might have paid unemployment advantages to hanging employees, and had drawn robust help from labor unions and from his fellow Democrats within the state legislature.

In rejecting the invoice, Newsom famous that the state’s unemployment belief fund is already nearing $20 billion in debt.

“Now just isn’t the time to extend prices or incur this sizable debt,” he wrote in a message explaining his veto.

The Democratic-majority legislature handed the invoice in September amid a number of high-profile strikes. Hollywood writers ended their practically five-month walkout 12 days later however Hollywood actors stay out on the picket traces. Southern California lodge employees are additionally on strike.

The invoice would have made employees out on strike for a minimum of two weeks eligible for unemployment checks. The overwhelming majority of states, aside from New York and New Jersey, don’t supply unemployment advantages to hanging employees.