- Written by WVMFT
If you are an associate faculty member and you do not have an assignment between terms, you are eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI). UI is not retroactive, so it is important to apply as soon as possible, i.e. the last day of the term.
Due the Federal CARES Act, the normal cap on benefits of $450/week has been increases by $600/week. Thus the maximum UI benefit is $1,050/week until August.
WVMFT is referring all eligible associate faculty to the following websites:
Very helpful sites prepared by John Govsky from Cabrillo College:
unemployment/unemployment_new. php (new claim)
unemployment/unemployment_ reopen.php (reopening a claim)
CCA/CTA is offering a zoom workshop on how to file for UI benefits. This workshop is scheduled for May 27th at 5pm and is open to all. Registration is required and can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/
Here is a CFT Training module on UI: CFT UI Training
Here is a CTA (Calif. Teachers Association) training module on UI: CTA UI Training
Here is a WVMFT document with additional resources and a list of questions that will be asked in the application process: WVMFT doc
Our union also provides UI info on our website: https://aft6554.org/
Please note.. There is a one-week waiting period after you apply for benefits. Benefits are paid weekly from Sunday through Saturday. Apply TODAY to avoid missing a week of benefits!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to one of us.
The WVMFT Executive Board
Karen Chan, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Disney, President, email@example.com
Mel Pritchard, Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jory Segal, Secretary, email@example.com
Yanghee Kim, Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Cormier, MC Full-time Faculty Representative, email@example.com
Patricia Louderback, WVC Full-time Faculty Representative, PatriciaLouderback@comcast.net
Ellen Yu Costa, WVC Associate Faculty Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Barron, MC Associate Faculty Representative, email@example.com