Bill to provide Unemployment Compensation Law, provide financial relief passed by state PA House

HARRISBURG, Nov. 15 – A key bill that would amend Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation Law to provide financial relief to workers who are unemployed due to a work stoppage was passed by the state House of Representatives today, said state Rep. Jason Dawkins, majority chair of the House Labor and Industry Committee.

House Bill 1481, sponsored by state Reps. Mandy Steele and Dan Miller, both D-Allegheny, would allow workers who are unemployed due to a work stoppage to be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.

“Making the decision to strike is not easy by any means,” said Dawkins, D-Phila. “It’s a decision that often results in loss of pay, which is money our workers need to provide food and housing for their families. So, this legislation is of utmost importance to our workers and would protect their right to bargain for better pay and working conditions without the loss of income.”

House Bill 1481 now heads to the state Senate for consideration.