The opportunity to get food assistance while on strike is provided by a bill that federal lawmakers proposed on Thursday.
During the 1980s, striking employees haven’t been eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits if they were previously eligible for SNAP before their job disruption.
This prohibition would be lifted by a new law, which was proposed in both chambers by Rep. Greg Casar (D-Texas), Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.), and Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman. SNAP beneficiaries may continue to be eligible for benefits based on their income and other factors.
Whereas a few unions offer their members financial support throughout a work interruption by a strike fund that is funded by membership dues, those sums are frequently lower than the employee’s regular pay rate. Under American labor law, non-union employees may strike, but they will not have a chance at union funding.