“An Absurd Bill” Sen. Sampson Dismantles Vague Labor Bill Rewarding Those Who Walk Off Job (4/13/22)

April 13, 2022


Senator Sampson opposes a measure (S.B. 317) from the Labor Committee that extended unemployment benefits to striking workers who have voluntarily walked off of the job for more than two weeks. Here, Senator Sampson explains how the bill flies in the face of those who go to work every day and work hard to attain success in America’s merit-based system. He goes on to expose the murkiness of the bill through questions that reveal the absence of basic definitions in the bill’s language, which can lead the way to abuse of the taxpayer-funded unemployment system.