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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.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak Updates and Resources

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavius) outbreak, CWA Local 1037 has created a website to provide resources and updates on what we are doing to protect our members and what our members can do to protect themselves, their fellow workers, and their communities.

You can find the website at https://www.cwa1037.org/covid-19.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Have general COVID-19 questions? Call the public call center at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if in NJ but using an out of state cell phone.

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.

If you have already filed for unemployment, please do not refile or amend your claim.

Summary of the Agreement (A detailed description of the agreement) – Click here
Memorandum of Agreement Between the State of New Jersey and CWA (The full negotiated agreement) – Click here
Schedule A (Description of how furloughs will be scheduled) – Click here
Schedule B Updated (Charts showing unemployment benefits for each salary level) – Click here

Ratification Results – NJ State Executive Branch Job Security Agreement

Voting on the 2020 State of Emergency Job Security Agreement closed at 12:00 pm today. The vote was overwhelming in support of the agreement and the agreement has been ratified by the membership.

Local 1037
YES: 4918 (93.3%)
NO: 353 (6.7%)
TOTAL: 5271

CWA Statewide
YES: 91.2%
NO: 8.8%

Thank you to all the members who took the time to vote and educate themselves on the agreement.