Rep. Chris Corry a NO vote on a bill to allow striking workers receive unemployment benefits

During debate on the House Floor early Tuesday morning, Rep. Chris Corry, R-Yakima, warned everyone in the state will feel the financial impact of a proposal from majority Democrats to let striking workers receive unemployment benefits. Under current state law, being part of a labor strike disqualifies a person from receiving unemployment benefits. House Bill 1893 changes the law, allowing striking workers to receive unemployment benefits on the second Sunday after the first day of the strike and the waiting week. Corry argued the cost of one company’s striking will would end up being shared by all employers that pay into the system, including small businesses, and that it will also hurt workers and consumers across the state.


Washington State House Republican Communications