Maine Unemployment Appeal Update

Amy MasciolaMember Update, Unemployment Insurance, UpdateLeave a Comment

August 31, 2016 Last October, Maine’s Labor Commissioner overturned the decision of the hearing officer in our unemployment case. We appealed that decision. In a big win for FairPoint strikers, the Business Court has remanded the denial of benefits back to the Unemployment Commission with a new set of guidelines for deciding workers’ eligibility for unemployment benefits. Now the employer … Read More

Update on Unemployment Insurance for Maine Members

Shelley SperryMember Update, Strike, Unemployment InsuranceLeave a Comment

June 8, 2015—We got some good news today for members in Maine. The Maine Department of Labor Bureau of Unemployment Compensation, issued its decision regarding our appeal for unemployment insurance (UI). The Chief Administrative Hearing Officer found that there was no “stoppage of work” during our strike, and therefore members of IBEW Local 2327 and CWA Local 1400 who applied … Read More