Appeal from the Order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review in case of In Re: Claim of Jose E. Correa, No. B-129338.
Thomas J. Fischer, for appellant.
George O. Phillips, Assistant Attorney General, with him Robert P. Kane, Attorney General, for appellee.
Judges Kramer, Wilkinson, Jr. and Blatt, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Kramer.
This is an appeal by Jose Correa (Appellant) from an order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (Board) denying benefits pursuant to Section 402(b)(1) of the Unemployment Compensation Law, Act of December 5, 1936, Second Ex. Sess., P.L. (1937) 2897, as amended, 43 P.S. § 802(b)(1). Section 402(b)(1) provides in pertinent part:
An employe shall be ineligible for compensation for any week --
(b)(1) In which his unemployment is due to voluntarily leaving work without cause of a necessitous and compelling nature. . . .
The Board made the following findings of fact:
1. Claimant was last employed by Quakertown Chair Corp., Quakertown, Pennsylvania as a machine sander at $3.85 an hour from November 15, 1956. His last day of work was July 24, 1975. The claimant has been employed at Quakertown Chair for nearly 20 years.
2. Claimant does not have an automobile, does not have a license to operate one, and had been riding back and forth with a friend.
3. On claimant's last day of work the friend with whom he had been riding ...