With an impending budget impasse, AFSCME — the union to which most Pennsylvania civil service employees pay dues, regardless of whether they’re a member or not — has come forward in full support of its members with guns a-blazin’. Earlier this week, AFSCME finally updated their website to reference the impending stop-pay scenario with helpful links to unemployment resources.
WE’RE NOT UNEMPLOYED!
We can not collect unemployment because we are still employed. I’m not clear on which is worse; being laid off and collecting unemployment, or being forced to work without a paycheck. Oh sure, we’ll get paid — but it will be somewhere between 1 and 52 weeks late. I’m sure Honda, Sallie Mae, my mortgage company, and my credit card company will all understand. And I’m positive Giant will be willing to just let me take whatever food I need and pay for it “later”.
Thanks, guys. Big help. Glad to see you’re on this.