Info Bulletin : 7-7-2022




Please follow the unemployment instructions below carefully to avoid your benefits being held up. we have been informed by odjfs that they will not be backdating any more claims. if you don’t file on time, you will not be paid.

union hall hours are 7:30 am – 2:30 pm m-f DURING both weeks of shutdown.

File for unemployment benefits online at If you do not have internet access, call your processing center (the number is located on correspondence you’ve received from the ODJFS). ODJFS business hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, except holidays.

PLEASE NOTE: You must confirm that your yearly claim is not expired by going under CLAIM DETAILS, click on VIEW CLAIM SUMMARY / PAYMENT HISTORY. At the top of the page in the left hand corner, you will see your beginning and end dates of your yearly claim. If your claim is expired, please do not reopen or restart because YOU MUST FILE A NEW CLAIM. If you can’t file online, call them to file. The phone lines there are usually not as busy later in the week.

MEMBERS WITH 40 VACATION HOURS OR MORE BUT LESS THAN 80 VACATION HOURS MUST FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR THE *2ND WEEK ONLY: You will be laid off for ONE (1) WEEK, using mass layoff # 2200331. Your last day worked will be 07/08/2022 (for unemployment purposes) and your return to work date is 07/18/2022. On Sunday, 07/10/2022, you will open or restart your claim. On Sunday, 07/17/2022, you will file a claim for week ending 07/16/2022. Please note: You will be paid for 40 hours vacation for the first week but any vacation hours remaining must be claimed on the 2nd week X your base wage. Example: 56 hours total vacation time - 40 hours paid for the first week, additional 16 hours X base wage will need to be claimed when you file for unemployment benefits on Sunday, July 17th when you file for benefits. $18.54 X 16 hours = $296.64. This is an example only. Please check your base wage rate before claiming earnings, which is at the bottom of your Ford paystub. It also shows how much vacation time you have.

MEMBERS WITH LESS THAN 40 VACATION HOURS WILL FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR BOTH WEEKS: You will be laid off for TWO (2) WEEKS. Your last day worked will be 07/01/2022 and your return to work date is 07/18/2022. On Sunday, 07/03/2022, you will open or restart your claim. On Sunday, 07/10/2022, you will file a claim for week ending 07/09/2022. On Sunday, 07/17/2022, you will file a claim for week ending 07/16/2022. If you qualify for holiday pay you must claim it, in addition to your vacation pay. PLEASE NOTE: If your earnings are greater than your unemployment benefit, you will not file for the first layoff week. If you do not file for the first week, you can use mass layoff number 2200331 for the second week. If you’ve already filed for the first week, do not use the mass layoff number and continue your claim for the second week.

WAITING WEEK INFORMATION: Unit 1 OHAP members who were on layoff status and serving their waiting week will be denied unemployment. You must go to the ODJFS web site and from your correspondence inbox print your unemployment benefit payment document showing ZERO amount paid. You also need to click on the “Claim Details” section, and print the “View Claim Summary/Payment History” page that shows “WW Served” as the most current status and take all three pages to Human Resources or email them to to sign up for your SUB pay. If you aren’t able to print your paystub showing ZERO AMOUNT PAID, print ANYTHING from the ODJFS with your Social Security number on it and use that instead. Signing up for SUB this time will start your auto SUB for one year in the event of future layoffs. If you have any questions about your SUB pay, please contact Labor Relations at OHAP because they process the SUB payments.

ohio assembly 12TH annual golf outing to benefit blessing house: Five singles are needed from our membership to golf in Ohio Assembly Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, August 21st at (9 AM start) at Grey Hawk Golf Club in Lagrange, Ohio. The entry fee for the outing is prepaid. Those interested must call the union hall to turn in their name, address and phone number or email the information to now through Friday, July 29th. A random drawing will be held on Friday, July 29th at 4:30 PM. Lost time or expenses will not be paid for attending.

Bill Samples, President / Herb Bennett, Chairperson Unit 1 / Melanie Meyer, Chairperson Unit 2

Linda Williams, Chairperson Unit 3 / Kenneth McNeil, Chairperson Unit 4 / Tony Rollison, Chairperson Unit 5