Family First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

Click on the links below for more information.

General Information
What is the FFCRA?
Online Tool: Determining Your FFCRA Eligibility

State Workers
FFCRA Guidelines for State Employees
FFCRA FAQ’s for State Employees

If you questions regarding the FFCRA and your rights, contact your Staff Representative.

CWA Local 1037 Tentative Certification of Results

Click here to see Certificate of Results from the Local Election Committee.

The undersigned members of the Local Election Committee certify the results of the following.

As per Article XIV, G of the CWA Local 1037 Bylaws “If there is only one candidate nominated for a given office no election shall be held and that candidate shall be certified to office by the Election Committee and shall be installed to his/her office at the next Membership Meeting”.

Office or Title
Executive Vice President
Vice President Higher Level Supervisory Unit
Vice President Primary Level Unit
Vice President Professional Unit
Vice President Administrative/Clerical Unit
Vice President Private Non-Profit Unit
Vice President Passaic County Board of Social Services
Vice President Childcare Workers Unit

Name of Nominated Candidate
Ken McNamara
Christian Estevez
Mauro Camporeale
Emma Claros
Mary Semler
Daveen Mann
Lillian Pichardo
Abdul-Basit Haqq
Adeline Clesca
Wanda Sawyer
Shanita Hargrove

Updated FAQ’s for State Workers Filing for Unemployment

Frequently Asked Question for State Workers Filing for Unemployment
CWA has compiled the most Frequently Asked Questions our members have about filing for unemployment insurance and certifying benefits for weeks they are furloughed. If you have a question regarding your unemployment claim, please review the FAQ’s here before reaching out for assistance.

CWA Unemployment Insurance Inquiry Form
CWA is offering assistance to Members ONLY who have questions about filing their Unemployment Insurance Claim. Please fill out this form found and a CWA Unemployment Insurance Specialist will contact you to assist you (please review the Guidance for Furloughed NJ State Workers Represented by CWA Filing for Unemployment Insurance and the Frequently Asked Questions. If your questions are not answered in this document, you can proceed with filling out this form).

Unemployment Guidance for Furloughed NJ State Workers Represented by CWA
You can find CWA tips for furloughed state workers on how to file for unemployment here. Please read the document carefully and all the way through. This guide is only for furloughed employees of the State of New Jersey represented by CWA and covers certain questions that apply to their situation.