From the April 1979 magazine.

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Drunk? That's No Excuse

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HARRISBURG, PA.--The Commonwealth Court ruled that alcoholics cannot collect unemployment benefits by asserting that they suffer from a disease that prevents them from working.

The court acted in the case of Thomas Mooney of Philadelphia, who was dismissed from his job as a janitor because his drinking allegedly caused him to miss a week of work. The state Unemployment Compensation Board of Review,...

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