April CFT Training Opportunities: Adjuncts, Unemployment,Student Debt and more!

 

An Army of Temps: Adjunct Faculty Living and Working Conditions

 

Friday, April 17, 2020
12:00pm

 

AFT Higher Education hosts a webinar to discuss a new report on the plight of college faculty. The report, titled “An Army of Temps,” is based on the first nationwide survey of adjunct faculty since 2013. The webinar will cover the report’s findings on the disturbing economic reality faced by millions of contingent and adjunct faculty members at our nation’s colleges and universities, and the financial challenges that faculty face because of cuts to funding. The report details the living and working conditions of more than 3,000 respondents to a 2019 survey. It illustrates how precarious academic work was even before the coronavirus pandemic, which has now made a grave situation even worse.

 

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Labor Notes Virtual Conference

Saturday, April 18, 2020
10:00am – 2:45pm

 

At the virtual conference, worker leaders and activists will discuss organizing strategies and the state of the labor movement, during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. The opening session is “Building Power During the Pandemic.” Workshops include Organizing a Steward Network, Talking to co-Workers About Trump, Health and Safety Organizing, and A Just Recovery: from the Climate Crisis to the Pandemic. You must register to attend the Labor Notes conference.

 

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Legal Updates: Parental Leaves for Education Workers

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

4:00pm – 5:30pm

 

Members frequently ask how to prepare for childbirth or adoption, and which laws and programs provide benefits. Are school employees entitled to the leave and pay provisions of FMLA and CFRA? How do members know if they’re eligible for disability benefits, and under which plans? What are my rights to child-bonding leave? What benefits are common in union contracts, and how do members coordinate all of these benefits with the employer? Join one of our attorneys to find out how it all works and provide the answers your members need.

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Unemployment & Underemployment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

12:00pm – 1:30pm

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Are you losing your job (or losing hours) as a result of the current pandemic? Is someone in your household unemployed or underemployed? In many cases, you may be eligible for benefits you’re not aware of. Unemployment benefits have been significantly expanded as a result of the CARES Act and other recent laws, and we’ll cover important changes members need to know about. This workshop will also demystify the process of applying for unemployment benefits. Learn about requirements of the Employment Development Department (EDD) and the step-by-step process when applying for benefits. This workshop will benefit anyone facing reduced, cancelled, or unscheduled work in the present and near-future, and those whose households include people experiencing loss of work.

 

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Finding Relief from Student Debt

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

12:00pm – 1:30pm

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Is student debt still weighing you down in the current crisis? There may be a way to find relief! The recent federal CARES Act provides significant relief from your student burden, at least on a temporary basis.  And if you work for a public institution or for a nonprofit, you may already qualify for public service loan forgiveness. Learn what’s changed to relieve the student debt burden during the current pandemic.  We’ll also share how to qualify for loan forgiveness, how to make your payments manageable, and how we can work together to address the student debt crisis in California.

 

When you register to attend a webinar, you will receive email confirmation of your registration directly from Zoom. The email will contain the link to join the videoconference from your PC, Mac, iOS or Android device, as well as the phone number if you choose to call in for your audio. You will also receive a helpful email reminder from Zoom one hour before the webinar begins.

You can learn about and register for all CFT training opportunities at www.cft.org/training.

Additional relevant training opportunities through other organizations are provided on our website at https://www.cft.org/webinars-zooms.

Zev Kvitky
Training Director
California Federation of Teachers
510-384-7645 cell
510-523-5238 work

zkvitky@cft.org