It has come to the attention of our union that CCV and the Vermont State College System are appealing faculty’s unemployment claims. We are very concerned about this course of action and are reaching out to you to see if this has happened to you.
If your unemployment claim for cancelled summer courses has been appealed by CCV/ VSCS, please let us know. Many faculty have been denied unemployment by the Department of Labor but appealed this decision and won. CCV/VSCS then appealed this decision in an attempt to block faculty from receiving unemployment. CCV has 30 days to appeal once you’ve been awarded your claim and they have appealed claims despite faculty receiving funds already.
We are deeply concerned that CCV/VSCS is appealing faculty claims at this time. We have not heard of other employers reducing workload and then actively blocking employee attempts to receive unemployment.
Please reach out to us if you have concerns, questions, or ideas by replying to this email.
Faculty have received support and assistance on appeals through Vermont Legal Aid. We are also organizing a list of faculty Unemployment Mentors who can offer support to faculty dealing with this issue.
Please email union steward Emily Casey with questions or to help support your colleagues with this issue through your experience with unemployment: email@example.com.
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