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California IATSE Council applauds passage of SB 799

September 19, 2023


The California IATSE Council (CIC) applauds the passage of SB 799 by the California legislature, which extends unemployment benefits to striking workers, an important major victory for motion picture industry labor unions, including IATSE.

The new bill provides unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for striking workers in California, who become eligible after being on strike for two weeks.

“Unemployment insurance is the only lifeline many of our members have to protect them from debt or losing their homes during a strike,” says Thom Davis, president of the CIC.

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