One week ago, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law A3861, a bill that will allow for striking workers in the Garden State to collect unemployment benefits when they are out of work because they are on strike against their employer! Under the legislation, which had previously passed the legislature but was vetoed by former Governor Chris Christie, striking workers will be entitled to file for unemployment benefits immediately if the strike is a result of the employer violating the terms of an employment contract or a collective bargaining agreement, and if the employer hasn’t violated any agreements, after a 30-day waiting period. So, in summation, workers will vote to go on strike and get paid unemployment benefits for as long as they continue the strike! Then what is the incentive for them to accept a reasonable offer from the company to return to work??