Last week the New Jersey Senate passed a bill that would provide unemployment benefits to striking workers. The bill is now awaiting action in the Assembly.

Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto says he plans to post the bill for a vote in the near future because strikers should not have to go for weeks without getting any compensation. “You should be able to voice your concerns to make a livable wage and good working environment and benefits and not be held hostage that you cannot put food on your table.”

Go to Newsworks.org for more details on the benefits to striking workers.