If a member is layed off due to no work or no money, that member is entitled to collect unemployment assistance.  This includes instances when a member may have accepted a “voluntary layoff with incentive”.  The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) handles unemployment assistance.  Go to:  http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=elwdsubtopic&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Claimants&L2=Unemployment+Insurance+(UI)&L3=How+to+File+Your+Initial+Claim&sid=Elwd

The Division of Career Services, in conjunction with NAGE and the AFL-CIO offers the services of the “Rapid
Response Team”.  Download the following file for guidance and application forms!:  Rapid Response Team, DCS, NAGE-AFLCIO