I received the following email from the union president at Eastern Michigan University. It sounds as though EMU has found a way for p/t faculty to file for unemployment when not teaching during the summer semester. If you're interested in attending Zachary's workshop on Unemployment Compensation, please let Sonya know by emailing her at email@example.com.
At the Higher Ed Conference, one topic that came up several times was the confusion of filing unemployment insurance for part time faculty employees. At Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers, our member Zack Jones has been conducting workshops on how to file for unemployment.
Zachary Jones will be hosting another workshop on Unemployment Compensation for Part-Time Lecturers on Monday, May 5th from 10 to 11:30 a.m. currently in 202 Pray-Harrold. If you are not teaching this summer and have no other employment, Zack can assist you in applying for Michigan Unemployment Compensation. He has filed successfully in previous summers and is willing to show you the steps he took to do so.
If you can come, please RSVP me at so that we will have enough handouts available and possible move to a larger room if necessary. I will confirm the location upon receipt of your RSVP.
Also, If possible, please come with a laptop, as Zack will be walking you through the process.