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Trade Dispute TD 60 - Reason for Decision

Strike Action - Voluntary Leaving

I. DISQUALIFICATION

A. Strike Action - Voluntary Leaving

You left your work at (Employer Name) due to a trade dispute.

B. Honoring Of Picket Line

The information available indicates you respected the picket line of the union directly involved in a trade dispute. Your action is considered a voluntary leaving of work due to a trade dispute.

C. Lockout - Strike Notice Given

The information available indicates your employer, (Employer Name), closed operations after your union had given strike notice. Since the shutdown was a reasonably foreseeable action of the strike notice, you are considered to have voluntarily left work due to a trade dispute.

D. McKinley Lockout

Available information indicates your union was informed that a strike against one member of the employer association would be considered a strike against all members. Because of strike action taken against the association, your employer, (Employer Name), closed operations. Since the resulting shutdown was reasonably foreseeable, you are considered to have left work due to a trade dispute.

E. Lockout Followed By Recall To Work

You were previously locked out at Employer Name due to a trade dispute. Your employer subsequently recalled you to work. You are considered to have voluntarily left work due to a trade dispute when you refused the recall to work.

F. Slowdown

The information available indicates that to enforce your contract demands, you participated in a work slowdown which forced your employer, (Employer Name), to close operations. Since the resulting shutdown was reasonably foreseeable, it is considered you left work due to a trade dispute.

G. Sickout

The information available indicates you joined members of your union in a "sickout" to enforce contract demands on your employer, (Employer Name). Your action is considered a voluntarily leaving of work due to a trade dispute.

H. Sympathetic Strike

See I.A. above.

I. Strike Against One Is A Strike Against All

Available information indicates your union was informed that a strike against one member of the multi-employer bargaining unit would be considered a strike against all members. Because of strike action taken against one of the members of the bargaining unit, your employer, (Employer Name), locked out the members of your union. Since the resulting lockout was reasonably foreseeable, you are considered to have left work due to a trade dispute.

II. ELIGIBLE

AA. Insufficient Information On Strike Action Taken

The information available is insufficient to establish the claimant voluntarily left the job due to a trade dispute. Accordingly, the claimant is not subject to disqualification under Section 1262.

BB. Honoring Of Picket Line

The information available indicates the claimant was informed by management there was no work for the claimant due to the trade dispute. Accordingly, the claimant is not subject to disqualification under Section 1262.

CC. Lockout - Strike Notice Not Given

The claimant’s unemployment was caused by the shutdown of operations. Available information indicates the claimant’s union had not given strike notice. Accordingly, the claimant is not subject to disqualification under Section 1262.

DD. McKinley Lockout

The available information indicates the claimant’s union was not forewarned that members of the employer association would shutdown operations if any member of the association was struck. Accordingly, the claimant is considered to be involuntarily unemployed as a result of a shutdown of your operations.

EE. Slowdown

You contend the claimant’s participation in a work slowdown forced the closure of your operations. The information available is insufficient to conclude the claimant participated in a work slowdown. Accordingly, the claimant is considered involuntarily unemployed as a result of a shutdown of your operations.

FF. Sickout

You contend the claimant voluntarily left work due to participating in a sickout. The information available indicates the claimant’s absence was due to illness. Accordingly, the claimant is not subject to disqualification under Section 1262.

GG. Sympathetic Strike

Refer to II.BB. above.