SB 227 Safety Net for All Workers

The Safety Net for all Workers Act would create an Excluded Workers Program, which would provide unemployment benefits to workers excluded from traditional unemployment insurance solely due to their immigration status. Eligible workers would qualify for $300 for each week of unemployment up to a maximum of 20 weeks. 

SB 227 would address a longstanding racist exclusion that has had a devastating economic impact on immigrant communities, California's industries, and the wellbeing of our state particularly during times of disaster, such as wildfires and historic winter storms. Millions of undocumented immigrant workers work in jobs that help California prosper; they are unable to access unemployment benefits when they experience job loss.