NEW! Unemployment Frequently Asked Questions 

CWA has compiled the most frequently asked questions we are hearing from members who filed for furlough unemployment. Please read these FAQs before reaching out for assistance. 

CWA is offering assistance to Members ONLY who have questions about filing their Unemployment Insurance Claim. Please fill out this form below and a CWA Unemployment Insurance Specialist will contact you to assist you. If your questions are not answered in the FAQs and Guidance on Filing for UI documents, you can proceed with filling out this form.


See: Guidance on filing for Unemployment Benefits for Furloughed State Workers

  • Note: If you already filed a claim, do not refile. 
  • Note: Regardless of where you live, you file your unemployment claim with the NJ Department of Labor. UI claims are filed in the state where you work, not the state where you live. 

Friday, July 3 will remain a paid holiday. Furloughs scheduled before or after that day will not affect holiday pay. Furloughs should be scheduled with this in mind. 


See: Suspending your Pension Loan Under the CARES Act

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About CWA 1036

Communications Workers of America Local 1036 represents over 7,800 members and working families in both the public and private sector. Our members excel in a variety of careers working for the State of NJ, the NJ Judiciary, Burlington County, Hunterdon County, many other county and municipal government groups, blue collar, clerical, professionals, administrative, attorneys, scientists, 911 dispatchers, librarians, engineers, nursing home workers, environmental professionals, and more.