Local 1000 helps former members win appeals
Local 1000 has gone to bat and obtained unemployment insurance benefits for about 200 former state employees who left state service last year as part of wider cutbacks at their agency.
Because of the combined efforts of Local 1000's Legal Department and Union Resource Center, nearly 200 workers who were initially denied unemployment benefits are now entitled to receive them.
"We helped out these former members because it was the right thing to do," said Tamekia N. Robinson, vice president for organizing/representation.
"Our action is also consistent with our purpose statement '... to have the power necessary to give our members--and all California--the opportunity to have a good life ...'," Robinson said.