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Anyone who lost their job, permanently, not summer layover, try to file for unemployment yet?

 

All 34 people who were cut from my wife's district tried to file UI claims and they were all denied. I don't know if UI is blocking them because they were teachers, or if the school is fighting it. If UI is blocking it, it should just be a matter of presenting the fact that these are not summer layovers. These people's contracts have been terminated, and techincally they aren't teachers since they don't have a job. Once their contract is terminated, they should be elegible for UI.

 

However, for the same reason, if the school is fighting it, that is a major lawsuit in the works. Once their contract is terminated, the school has no power to deny them UI benefits for any reason. I was kinda hoping that the school was fighting my wife's only, since I spoke against the superintendant's BS budget proposal (which cut 40% of the staff and kept all the extra-curricular activities, sports, clubs, everything. Took specialists and put them in classrooms, some have been a specialist for 20 years and never taught a classroom and don't want one), but since they all got denied, that's clearly not the case. Had that been the case, beers.gifbeers.gifbeers.gifbeers.gifbeers.gif , but apparently I have to keep working.

 

Anyway, I want to know if anyone else has filed or know someone who has, and if they are experiencing the same problem.

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My wife was part time employee, position was cut.

 

She was denied, has to refile again. Has something to do with the ending date of the school district contract, hers was June 30. So she shouldn't have applied until after July 1. Restarting process now.

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I don't know if its different in NJ but in PA there is a hearing to decide whether you are entitled to those benefits. I would think if she got to explain her case in front of a judge or board, it would be a no-brainer. Sorry for your situation.

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Thanks for the support guys.

 

She filed on July 1, as did most of them. I heard there was an audit of the UI offices, and they found about 2500 people who were getting UI that shouldn't have been. I don't know if this is a stem from that, or if my district is still being ******s and need to be sued. After all this fiasco, it would save me the headache of having to run for school board to get rid of the superintendant, or at least make his life miserable. beatin.gif

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So I found out this morning that UI is initially denying all teachers their UI claims. They are calling all 12000 of them to make sure that they are fully terminated and not just in summer recess. Apparently it is stemming from the fraud investigation that happened a few weeks ago. So if you know a teacher who lost their job, let them know that they will need to present their termination letter.

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Which also means that I don't get to sue the school, and now I have to run for school board to get my a$$h()le superintendant thrown out. The nice thing now is that he has no way of defending himself, since he can't hide behind my wife anymore. hammer-time.gif

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not sure of NJ,

generally teachers contracts are annual,

say sept 2 sept,

so will continue to get paid till end of contract,

when fired, does not renew for following year,

also with most union layoffs, most get a comp package of some sort,

and UI generally does not kick in until those payments stop coming,

so if teachers are still getting any kind of payments whether its salary till end of contract or comp payments, they will not see Ui till that runs out,

if they are getting paid, and filing for UI thats basically double dipping

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View Postnot sure of NJ,

generally teachers contracts are annual,

say sept 2 sept,

so will continue to get paid till end of contract,

when fired, does not renew for following year,

also with most union layoffs, most get a comp package of some sort,

and UI generally does not kick in until those payments stop coming,

so if teachers are still getting any kind of payments whether its salary till end of contract or comp payments, they will not see Ui till that runs out,

if they are getting paid, and filing for UI thats basically double dipping

 

 

most of ours renew July 1. depending on the district, they either get their salary in 10 month or 12 months. Some districts don't offer that option. If their individual contract is renewed before july 1, they cannot collect UI over the summer recess. There is no severance package of any kind that I know of. My wife is certainly not getting one. No payments, no health insurance, nothing. June 30, they are cut off completely.

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View Postalso with most union layoffs, most get a comp package of some sort

 

 

Not NJ. Job eliminated ... bye-bye. No package, no additional payments. Last school day worked was last day paid.

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