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    June 28, 2019
    By Robert Moutrie - June 28, 2019

    A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will profoundly change unemployment insurance (UI) in California and create long-term costs for the state and businesses awaits action in the Senate.

    AB 1066 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) will provide unemployment benefits to striking workers even though they are not looking for work and have a job waiting for them once the labor dispute is resolved.

    The bill is a sharp departure from more than 70 years of precedent in California, allowing employees on strike to receive UI benefits if the strike lasts more than four weeks. Read more.