Citing what he said was the bill’s overly broad mandate, California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed legislation Sept. 30 that would have guaranteed most laid-off hospitality workers first dibs to get their jobs back if and when the industries begin rehiring, The Associated Press reported.

Workers at the state’s airports, hotels, event centers and janitorial services, many of them low-wage, mostly Latino, lost their jobs when the governor ordered people to stay home because of the coronavirus. 

“I recognize the real problem this bill is trying to fix,” Mr. Newsom said in his veto message. But, he added, that as written the legislation would apply “during any state of emergency for all layoffs, including those that may be unrelated to such emergency.”

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