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Unemployment

To be eligible to receive benefits you must register for work with Laborers' Local 140 and Wisconsin State Unemployment

 

You must:

1. Be unemployed.

2. Be able, available and actively seeking work.

3. Be willing to accept suitable work when it is offered.

 

A few things to know:

  • The job search requirement may be waived for claimants who are members of a union that                  operates an effective hiring hall or referral system.

  • Please call the office to make sure that you are on the “out of work” list.

  •  You must report all earnings before deductions.

  •   The period during which wages paid to you are used to determine your eligibility for benefits. The base period is the first four (4) of the previous five (5) completed calendar quarters. The base period is controlled by the date a claim is filed, not by the date you became unemployed. Base periods are shown by shaded months.  

 

 

Answering the “Schooling” questions

Any member who is attending training needs to answer the question truthfully, that YES they are attending training. There will be a follow up question that asks: Is your training under one of these programs?

  • Trade Readjustment Act ( TRA / TAA)

  • WIA Title I for Dislocated Workers

  • Other training program administered by the Department of Workforce Development

  • My training was not under one of the programs listed above

 

For Apprentices, they will answer with “Other training program administered by the Department of Workforce Development

 

For Journeymen, they will answer “My training was not under one of the programs listed above

Another question that is asked is: Have you previously supplied information to Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance regarding your school attendance for the current semester / term?

 

  • Yes

  • No

  • Unsure

 

Claimants should only answer “Yes” if the schooling was previously investigated by the department. Answering “Yes” when it was not previously investigated will require us to contact the union member and could delay the claim.