UI Benefits for Striking Workers

During the 2019 legislative session, the legislature passed a bill allowing striking workers to collect UI benefits after one week. We are one of 3 states who currently provide UI benefits to striking working, and this law lowers the amount of time necessary to receive those benefits.


Over the next few weeks the Governor will have to make a decision on this legislation.


The Chamber has joined on a collation letter to voice our opposition to this and we have also sent a letter to the governor. We encourage you to take a few moments and email the governor and tell him you oppose this bill.


Click on the link below to voice your opposition: https://www.bcnys.org/urge-governor-cuomo-veto-harmful-unemployment-insurance-legislation

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