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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 2, 2022 09:23 AM
From: Representative Dan L. Miller
To: All House members
Subject: Prohibiting suspension of healthcare benefits during a strike (former HB 126)
The decision for a union and its members to undertake a strike is a serious one that is most often made after lengthy deliberations, attempted negotiations, and hard votes. Typically, a union exercises this right only as a last resort, doing what they think is best for the safety and welfare of their members. Unfortunately, some employers respond to this by stripping workers of their healthcare benefits while they are on strike.
This decision to discontinue healthcare could have disastrous effects for an employee and their families. Not only does the suspension of healthcare benefits have short-term impacts but it could have long-term impacts of weeks or even months while they wait for their benefits to resume. This can further delay negotiations and needlessly impact people’s health.
Please join me once again in co-sponsoring this pro-worker bill that will ensure hard working employees do not have their healthcare benefits used against them while exercising their rights.


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Introduced as HB345