Appeal from the Order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review in case of In Re: Claim of Shirley Weiss, No. B-185510.
Herbert W. Salus, Jr., with him Mitchell A. Kramer, Kramer & Salus, for petitioner.
Charles Donahue, Associate Counsel, with him Richard Wagner, Counsel, and Richard L. Cole, Jr., Chief Counsel, for respondent.
Judges Rogers, Blatt and MacPhail, sitting as a panel of three.
[ 61 Pa. Commw. Page 593]
The claimant, a Local Registrar, Department of Vital Statistics of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, wrote to her superior a letter dated April 5, 1979, pertinently as follows:
This is to inform you that as of Monday, April 9, at 12 noon I, as Registrar of Vital Statistics, will begin a strike against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics. I have held this job for over seven and one-half years. In the seven and one-half years of my employment I have never received an increase in salary nor any benefits afforded to other state employees, legislators and senators.
The whole thing is absolutely absurd. I am now striking for the following:
2. Health benefits (Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Major Medical)
4. Office supplies and equipment to be paid for by the Department of Health (I ...