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Gov. Newsom To Offer Unemployment Benefits To Federal Employees Impacted By Shutdown

Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will offer unemployment benefits to federal employees working without pay during the government shutdown despite guidance saying it's not allowed.

Posted: Jan. 18, 2019 4:03 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will offer unemployment benefits to federal employees working without pay during the government shutdown despite guidance saying it's not allowed.

Newsom met TSA workers Thursday at the Sacramento airport.

The U.S. Department of Labor told eight western states Wednesday that people working without pay are not eligible for unemployment benefits.

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