Tell Governor Justice to veto S.B. 841!

Despite more than 1,500 workers receiving layoff notices in recent weeks, on the last day of the Legislative Session, WV legislators passed S.B. 841 weakening unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. 

Withholding economic supports for families leads to bad outcomes for children including increased likelihood that they will become involved in the child welfare system when their parents have trouble paying their bills.

In recent weeks, we have seen announcements of significant layoffs for businesses like Cleveland Cliffs (formerly Weirton Steel) in Weirton affecting up to 900 workers, and then Allegheny Wood Products closed its doors and eliminated about 600 jobs at multiple locations.

Governor Justice should stand beside workers and their families and veto S.B. 841!

Cutting unemployment benefits harms our state's economy and harms families. 

Please send a personalized message to Governor Justice and urge him to oppose cuts to unemployment benefits and VETO S.B. 841!