Senate Bill 116: Last week, the House and Senate agreed to a compromise and passed Senate Bill 116 Putting NC Back to Work. The bill, which now goes to the Governor, would withdraw North Carolina from the federal program paying the $300 a week in unemployment benefits. Governor Cooper has not said whether he will veto SB 116, but there is concern that he will. Catapult encourages employers who support the intent of the bill to contact the Governor’s office and ask him to sign Senate Bill 116 into law.
- Call Governor Cooper’s office at (919) 814-2000 or follow the link below and complete the online form to email Governor Cooper
- Share your experience and voice, or feel free to use the language below:“North Carolina’s job creators need relief now so our state’s economy can become as strong as it was before the pandemic. Please sign into law Senate Bill 116. Our organization believes that ending the federal unemployment supplement early will encourage more people to reenter the workforce and help small businesses and other employers meet the needs of their customers and fully recover from the COVID-19 economic downturn.”