The Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund is financed by a tax on employers. The tribunal's decision, if unchanged, would probably raise Constellium's tax rate in future years.
Sisk said in December that WorkForce was going ahead and paying benefits to Constellium workers who filed a claim based on the tribunal's decision.
Whatever decision the Board of Review reaches could be appealed to Kanawha Circuit Court.
Employees at Constellium struck for seven weeks, from Aug. 5 to Sept. 23.
A total of 609 workers applied for benefits. Sisk has said the amount of an individual's weekly benefit is based on earnings in the employee's base pay period. The maximum weekly benefit is $424.
There is a one-week waiting period so employees could have received six weeks of payments at up to $424 a week for a maximum possible total of $2,544 per individual.
Unemployment compensation benefits last made news in West Virginia in 2003 after negotiations failed on a new labor contract between Kroger and more than 1,700 employees who worked at 37 stores in West Virginia, five in Ohio and two in Kentucky.
West Virginia awarded the strikers benefits but Ohio did not. Kroger appealed the West Virginia decision to Kanawha Circuit Court and lost.
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