Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Unemployment insurance has been a fiasco for many former Rocky Mountain News staffers

The following is an explanation of the unemployment fiasco experienced by many former Rocky Mountain News staffers. A few have been deemed eligible. Most have been told they're not eligible for a period of time because they received severance after the paper closed on April 27. I post this because I think it's important that people know things are never as simple as they seem. This was written by Melissa Pomponio, former unit chair at the Rocky for the Denver Newspaper Guild. If anybody has further information, please add it in the comments section. Thank you.

Prior to Feb. 28, 2009, the Rocky Mountain News staff reported on the state's thousands of unemployed. On Feb. 29, everything changed and we became a part of the swelling numbers of jobless.

We joined the flood of Coloradans drowning the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's unemployment division in new cases and questions. We've discovered that the process of filing for and collecting unemployment insurance benefits is as clear as mud. The rules and regulations governing the receipt of benefits is a rather thick missive wrought with finite definitions for words such as "severance" and "separation."

Our arrival on the unemployment scene coincided with the desire to streamline some of the definitions and rules for the receipt of unemployment insurance benefits. House Bill 1076, introduced during the last legislative session, grew from this effort. Among other things, the bill's intention was to merge the definitions associated with money employees received after losing their jobs. Without getting too complicated, prior to HB1076, a determination of severance would diminish the unemployment benefit by the amount of money received. A determination of separation or an other cash payment would generally delay the benefit for the week in which it is received and then restored.

We learned about the bill, and the governor signing it into law just as we were finishing the process of receiving our monetary settlement. As employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement at the Rocky, we entered into effects bargaining shortly after the closure of the Rocky. The goal was to tie up loose ends and effectively terminate the contract between Rocky employees and the Denver Publishing Co. (the Rocky) and E.W. Scripps (the parent company). In the process, we negotiated and received a monetary settlement in return for our signatures on waiver and release documents, the contents of which we are bound not to reveal.

Confusion about how this money should be treated in relation to our continuing unemployment insurance benefit claims continues six months after the closure of the Rocky. Some of us have received notice that our benefit will be delayed for a period of time determined by the amount of money we received. Some of us have appealed and won this decision. There are others who were never penalized for claiming the money and continue to receive benefits. There are still others whose unemployment benefits have ceased, but they have never received a notice as to why. It is unclear how HB1076 is affecting these decisions.

As journalists, we tend to ask a lot of questions and knock on a lot of doors. We've been fortunate to have a dedicated group of public servants working with us to resolve and clarify our cases. We are grateful for the involvement of Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo; Steve Fowler, head of the state's unemployment division, and his staff; Gov. Ritter's chief of staff, Jim Carpenter; and Don Mares, head of the state's Department of Labor and Employment in addition to many others willing to listen along the way.

As we continue to look for meaningful employment, our cases continue to be reviewed by state officials.


  1. If they can wait a few months, they might be able to latch on to the new regional editions the NYT and the WSJ are launching later this year. I hear Denver is one of the cities under consideration after the San Francisco rollout, which would give Billy Dean a real upset stomach.

  2. hi
    I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks.

    carte nintendo ds r4

  3. I agree. all you mention is make a sense. thanks

    live dealer casinos

  4. The plummeting levels of public trust in the media, Buy assignment uk for your success.

  5. Appreciate it intended for publishing with chiropractor doctor. The site more could when I receive of which style of facts published in their normal great procedure. It's simple to simply click here Payday Loans Spring-Valley In addition to abide by your web page.

  6. I have been reseraching on this topic for a long time and came across this information thank you very much best essay writing service


  7. The blog or and best that is extremely useful to keep I can share the ideas
    of the future as this is really what I was looking for, I am very comfortable and pleased to come here. Thank you very much.
    tanki online | 2048 game| tanki online game

  8. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently
    Dissertation Writing Services

  9. Usually it ought to terribly tough to cash if it is now not official hours. That’s why we have a propensity to feel you ample and commenced twenty 4 hour offerings.
    check cashing

  10. This really is excellent uplifting post. I'm virtually happy with your own great function. A person place truly very useful info. Right now follow-up Payday Loans Continue the good work. Maintain running a blog.

  11. Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that make the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!
    Agen Bola Terpercaya

  12. Usually it's going to extraordinarily tough to cash if it is no longer authentic hours. That’s why we tend to feel you plentiful and services
    check cashing


  13. Kami adalah agen judi online yang terpercaya di indonesia.Kami menyediakan beberapa macam permainan
    untuk yang hobi bermain Judi online Poker
    dan pasang angka di Bandar togel
    Untuk yang gemar Taruhan bola
    kami juga menyediakan website nya.

  14. Actually outstanding article! I truly do similar to your current unbending assistance all of which will lose time waiting for additional article via anyone while article presented us satisfaction and gives a number of allows you accomplish very same operate in this article. Currently click here Cash Advance Cheers a good deal.

  15. interesting articles and this is my first first reading a very interesting article thanks for this article that fits with the theme news.
    dewa poker


  16. I am very pleased that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this sites.
    I have also bookmarked you for checking out new posts


  17. interesting articles and this is my first first reading a very interesting article thanks for this article that fits with the theme news.

  18. interesting articles and this is my first first reading a very interesting article thanks for this article that fits with the theme news.

  19. I read this article. I think You put a lot of effort to create this article. I appreciate your work.
    thesis Writing Service

  20. I really like this post. It is a very interesting article.There is more information for us .It is very useful for us.Thanks for sharing with us.
    Aerocity Escort Girls

  21. adalah agen judi bola dan agen togel agen betting online terpercaya dan terbesar untuk sbobet, taruhan olah raga, sports betting, togel, dan beragam lainnya.

    Agen bola terpercaya

    Agent taruhan bola terpercaya

    judi bola online

  22. There is more information for us thanks for us Visit Russian Call girls in Motinagar


    Kami Memiliki Promo:
    *Hadiah Bolak-Balik 2D,3D,4D (min pembelian pada line bb 15rb)
    *Bonus New Member Rp. 10.000,-
    *Bonus Setiap Deposit 1% (tanpa batas)
    *Bonus Refferal 1%

    Dengan Diskon & Hadiah Untuk Semua Pasaran:
    *4D : 66% x3000
    *3D : 59% x400
    *2D : 29% x70
    *2DD : 27% x65
    *2DT : 25% x70

    LINE : kapal4d
    WA : +855962200895
    BBM : D8C9D042/D8E09743
    daftar :

    bandar togel
    Agen togel
    togel online
    togel online terpercaya
    buku mimpi togel
    bandar togel terpercaya
    main togel

  24. Ayo Daftar Sekarang Juga Hanya Di
    - DEPO minimal Rp.50.000
    - WITHDRAW minimal Rp 50.000
    - Bonus New Member 10.000
    - Bonus Deposit 1%
    - Bonus Refferal 1% seumur Hidup
    hanya ada di KAPAL4D

  25. Thank you for sharing a great information and useful. it really necessary and timely for me at this time. I wanted to share this information with my friends on the social network Facebook.
    Escorts in Bhiwadi

  26. Thanks for appreciating. Really means and inspires a lot to hear from you guys.I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work..Believe me, This is very helpful for me.
    Dwarka Escorts
    Hifi Escorts in Mahipalpur
    Escorts in Connaught Place

  27. Lakipoker is Situs Poker Online Bandar Ceme Agent Domino QQ is trusted in indonesia that provides game BandarQ, Poker Online, DominoQQ, Ceme Online, Capsa Arrange Online. Only with a minimum deposit of Rp10.000 you can play all the games in Lakipoker. The Trusted Poker City is one of the Agen Domino QQ IDNs that already have the most advanced high-speed servers and the best account security system. Customer service online for 24 hours to provide the best service for all players in Lakipoker.

    Every member who plays gambling poker domino qq and Bandar Ceme Online will get bonus rolling up to 0.5% which every Thursday will be shared directly into the account ID. In addition we also provide a referral bonus of 20% for anyone who invites other people or friends join to play gambling poker domino QQ on the site Agen Poker Terpercaya.

  28. this article very interesting for me. please share this information to many people. I hope you will always give your best article articles Bandar Togel Main Togel Online

  29. Kapal4D is bandar togel online in Indonesia providing game of numbers shoot for the most popular market in indonesia. Kapal4d Registration provides the best service with customer service who has experience and ready to serve its member main ( main togel ) 24-hour non-stop togel Ease of Transaction supported by 4 Bank of Indonesia (BCA, BNI, BRI Mandiri). KAPAL4D (bandar togel teraman ) ( bandar togel ) By having a user here who play ( togel online ) can gamble togel ( Agen togel )for the Singapore market ( togel singapore ), Sidney ( togel sydney ), Hongkong ( togel hongkong ). Play Togel Online ( Agen togel )Live in Smartphone or wap version where and anytime.

  30. Bandar Togel Terpercaya Adalah bandar togel online di Indonesia menyediakan permainan tembak angka untuk pasaran yang paling diminati di indonesia. Pendaftaran Kapal4d memberikan Pelayanan terbaik dengan customer servis yang sudah berpegalaman dan siap melayani membernya untuk main togel ) 24 jam non-stop Kemudahan Bertransaksi didukung oleh 4 Bank INDONESIA (BCA,BNI, BRI Mandiri). KAPAL4D (bandar judi togel teraman ),(bandar togel teraman ) ,Dengan memiliki user disini yang main togel secara online bisa judi togel untuk pasaran ( togel singapore ),( togel sydney ),( togel hongkong ).( Agen togel ) Langsung di Smartphone maupun versi wap dimana dan kapan saja, Berserta Bonus Promo yang menarik dan referal seumur hidup.

  31. I am happy with your article, Fajartoto think your website is pretty good. Many articles are very useful for everyone. I am sure your website will grow in the future. Fajartoto will always support your website, hopefully more advanced. keep the spirit... thanks

    Situs Togel Terpercaya
    Togel Online
    Bandar Togel Terpercaya
    Agen Togel Terpercaya
    Bandar Togel Online Terpercaya
    bandar togel sgp
    Situs Casino Online
    Prediksi Hongkong
    Syair Togel Hk

  32. Hello my Dear Friends, My agency name is Delhi Night , 22 year old high class, Delhinight.In agency, Escorts Girl and a sexual shocking young and hot Girl
    Escort Services in Dwarka,
    Escort Services in Vasant kunj,
    Escort Services in Mahipalpur,
    Escort services in Aerocity,

  33. I am happy with your article, Fajartoto think your website is pretty good. Many articles are very useful for everyone. I am sure your website will grow in the future. Fajartoto will always support your website, hopefully more advanced. keep the spirit... thanks

    agen togel terpercaya
    togel online
    bandar togel terpercaya
    bandar togel terbaik
    situs togel online
    situs togel terbesar
    agen togel
    prediksi sgp
    syair togel hk

  34. Thanks for your article! I have been looking for quite a long time and fortunately I read this article! I wish you would continue to have valuable articles like this or more to share with everyone!
    Delhi Escort
    Chennai Escort
    Hyderabad Escort
    Call Girls in Gurgaon
    Gurgaon Call Girls

  35. Thank you so much admin already share information with us, I’m sorry permission to share articles here just to share information and tips.
    Escorts in Gurgaon ||
    Gurgaon Escorts Service ||
    Call Girls in Gurgaon

  36. Thanks for your article! I have been looking for quite a long time and fortunately I read this article! I wish you would continue to have valuable articles like this or more to share with everyone!
    Call Girls in Girinagar ||
    whitefield call Girls ||
    Call Girls in sarjapurr ||
    Call Girls in koramangala ||
    Escorts in ulsoor ||
    indira nagar Escorts ||
    Escorts in rajaji-nagar ||
    Escorts in vijay nagar ||
    Call Girls in brigade-road

  37. Really means and inspires a lot to hear from you guys.I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work..Believe me, This is very helpful for me.
    Rohini Escort ||
    Aerocity Escort ||
    Paharganj Escort ||
    Dwarka Escort ||
    Saket Escort ||
    Karol Bagh Escort ||
    South Delhi Escort ||
    Pitam Pura Escort ||
    Tilak Nagar Escort ||
    Hauz Khas Escort

  38. If you do not want to get disappointed in booking the call girls, then you can hire the call girls in

    .The call girls here will simply provide you what you want with respect to sex. If it is needed to be, you can review the services of the call girls.


  39. The beautiful escorts that will fill your fantasies with the excitement of all the sexual intimacy you want. There are many separate escorts that satisfy all the wishes of the escorts. Whether you live in any portion of the city, the Escort service in gurgaon are provided in every part of the city.

  40. Once you request for our Best Custom Essay Services our writers use a guide in creating your assignments. Each paper is crafted from scratch to guarantee plagiarism free work. Whether you have a topic in mind or require help in choosing the most suitable topic, Buy Pre Written Essays can help get your paper completed.

  41. Great piece of information. Thanks for sharing! After reading your article, I would like to share a few information on emergency loans for unemployed person. Even if you are 'unemployed', you may still have some form of income, just not enough to meet your monthly bills.

    Read our full article here on Emergency Loans for Unemployed here:

    Useful Links:

    Bad Credit Payday Loans
    Emergency Payday Loans
    Fast Cash Loans
    Guaranteed Payday Loans
    Payday Loans Online


  42. The call girls in dwarka promise to offer you the best escort services in all the areas. call girls in dwarka .


  43. I am not delicate here and for this eminent article. I have a pile of clumsy information for my thankfulness here, which I need. Each one goal behind the intrigue that you oblige us, it was especially unmistakable and satisfying, the obligation of affirmation to share this stunning post is all nearby.
    Delhi Call Girls Delhi Call Girls Delhi Call Girls

  44. not too bad! Put it on your work. You are giving noteworthy data to clients. I even heard a relative data. Keep up your work
    Delhi Escorts
    Escorts in Delhi
    Delhi Escorts

  45. Both things are possible if you carry Michael Kors Handbags Wholesale. If you are a woman who goes for innovative designs, a designer Michael Kors Bags On Sale is perfect for you. Offering a huge selection of chic purses, handbags, shoes and accessories, Michael Kors Outlet Online Store celebrates womanhood in an entirely unique way. Michael Kors Factory Outlet Online Store At Wholesale Price are one of the most sought-after handbags worldwide. We all agree that diamonds are a woman's best friend; however Official Coach Factory Outlet Online are absolutely next in line. To Coach Outlet Sale aficionados, don't fret because we have great news: a discount Official Coach Outlet Online isn't hard to find. If you are a smart shopper looking for a good buy and great deals on your next handbag purchase, you can go to Official Coach Outlet Online.

    Friendly Links: Toms Shoes Womens | Toms Clearance

  46. This is really very nice blog and so informative, I would like to thank you for all the information you give.
    Escorts in Gurgaon ||
    Call Girls in Gurgaon ||
    Gurgaon Call Girls


  47. Some larger call girl in dwarka maintains the photo galleries or websites of their escorts.

  48. Enjoy with a Hot and Sexy Call Girls In Dwarka at affordable prices. High profile escort service for female lovers in Delhi Available for Enjoyment. Call at 8126485711 & visit our website.

  49. Hi firends My Name Is Tiya kapoor And I Am 24yrs Old Escort Girl Living In zirakpur And Here Is An Independent Escorts Girls Service In zirakpur So u Can Call Us And

    Book An Call girls Get your Doorstep.
    zirakpur Call Girls
    Escorts In zirakpur
    Call Girls In zirakpur


  50. Thank you information you submit is very useful, waiting for the next update Gan, Greetings Success

    Don’t Finfoet visit our site on

    Situs rolet online terpercaya

    Bandar dadu online

    Situs casino online terbaik

  51. Near the crossroads of Ankita Das, there are hotels where you can meet beautiful young ladies. Women, men, and women looking for women place their ads and look at the women's photos and contact numbers. Russian Escort Service in Gurgaon makes us very happy, we can book celebrities of Delhi for you. If you meet any of us in any area of NCR, you deserve to be surrounded by the most beautiful Gurgaon Escorts. If you ask us where we can offer Call Girls in Gurgaon to mock us, we will take you to our escort.

  52. So would you say you are set up to have a sexual, interesting involvement in any of the Jharkhand call girls? Here, ensuing to going through this blog altogether, you will come to realize how to make your time even more erotically pleasureful with Jharkhand nightlife.
    #JharkhandCallGirls #JharkhandCallGirlsService #JharkhandCallGirls
    Jharkhand Call Girls
    Jharkhand Call Girls
    Jharkhand Call Girls Service
    Jharkhand Call Escorts

  53. Hi Guys, welcome every one of you to this Top Best Class Call Girl Delhi Escorts Service Delhi , you call the above number, you will get the Escort Service in Delhi through this portable number, in the event that you need this administration in Delhi, you can call us whenever. Also, you can take all the data from the number given previously. #CallGirlsinDelhi, #DelhiEscorts #EscortServiceinDelhi #EscortsinDelhi #EscortsAgencyInDelhi
    Delhi Escorts, Escort Service in Delhi, Escorts in Delhi , Escorts Agency in Delhi

  54. The Punjab Escortsservice addresses every one of your issues and considers each financial plan. Spending escort service has various five-star escorts from everywhere the world.
    Punjab Escorts
    Punjab Escorts
    Punjab Escorts

  55. The book included a collection of hymns, spells, and instructions to allow the deceased to pass through obstacles in the afterlife. This book remained on the top ten list of books to read until 500 years later when the Holy Bible came on the scene which for Jews and Christians offered a more complex Cheap Nike Air Force 1 explanation for what New Air Jordan Shoes happens in the afterlife. For an example, the book of Genesis 3:19 suggests that man was taken from the dust of the earth and to the dust shall man Cheap Yeezy Shoes Sale return.

    James, 3210. Susan Moore, MK Outlet 30.5The tournament continues Friday at Coach Bags Clearance the Von Braun Center. (The Consolation Jordan Shoes For Sale Round 1 is mistakenly referred to as the "consolation quarterfinals." Ray Ban Outlet The cons quarters are Friday.). Thirty six adults viewed video clips that showed another individual yawning and, in separate blocks, were instructed to either resist yawning or allow themselves to yawn. Participants were videoed throughout and their yawns or stifled yawns were counted. We used TMS to quantify motor cortical excitability and physiological inhibition for each participant, and these measures were then used to predict the propensity for contagious yawning Nike Air Force 1 Cheap Outlet across participants.

  56. Great article, thank you very much for sharing this awesome post with us. Today here in this content we'll talk about the 7 Best Cheap Sectional Sofas under 300, 500 dollars in 2020. The Best Sectional Couches under 300.
    Cheap sectional sofas under 300

  57. You’ve written a nice post, I am gonna bookmark this page, thanks for the info, And check out Top 10 Best Massage Chairs in India 2020-21 for Home. The OSIM U Infinity Zero Gravity Full Body Best Massage Chair in India. Best massage chair in india
    Best massage chair in india 2021

  58. If you are interested in an escort agency and you want us to have good call girls, then we provide such service for you and you can contact us by visiting our website. Escort Service In Gurgaon With Mobile Number

  59. Oh my goodness! an amazing article dude. Thank you However I am experiencing issue with ur rss. Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting identical rss problem? Anyone who knows kindly respond. Thnkx

    Visit Site

  60. Hi this is nice and awesome thanks for share us

  61. There is noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made certain nice points in features also.
    Click Here
    Visit Web

  62. It is a very interesting topic. I think that when you read informative blog you gain new knowledge and it develops our mind. Also, you can use this information for preparing your home task. I recommend Dissertation Writing Service I think you do not regret visiting and using this service!