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Another big win for your Local CWA 1126 LPAT and LPATs throughout the state.

Previously, striking workers could collect unemployment after 7 weeks. While the monetary help on the picket line is a help to striking workers, a bigger result of this legislation will be that companies will now have to bargain with this in mind. We all hope that this at least shortens, if not eliminates future strikes.

We would like to thank everyone who helped lobby, signed postcards, and made the phone calls which pushed lawmakers to get this law passed.


Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on Unemployment for Striking Workers

Albany - "Once again New York State is leading the nation in protecting working people. Today, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that will allow striking workers to file for unemployment benefits two weeks after being out on strike. This is a huge victory for unionized workers who until now had to endure an incredible hardship by waiting seven weeks to claim unemployment benefits.

"The difficult decision to exercise their right to strike is made by workers only after their employer forces their hand by threatening to diminish their wages, benefits and conditions of employment.  It is an absolute last resort.

"We thank the sponsors of the bill, Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblyman Sean Ryan, for their outstanding leadership on this critical issue." 

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